Sunday, 30 May 2010

Moth identification

Last night, I encountered the biggest moth I have ever seen in my life. Its wingspan was at least 6 inches - it was stunning, but I have been unable to identify it. Anybody got any ideas?

It looked like it had been in the wars as a chunk of it's wing was missing.

It's been really stormy here today, but after spending much of the day indoors doing various stuff, I eventually got out with the pooch for a wild, wet and windy stretch of the legs up to the Cap de Carmil.


Lee said...

It's a Giant Emperor Moth, the largest moth in Europe...they're quite common here.

penny said...

Thanks :-) It's the first time I have seen one - very impressive!