Archive for September 26th, 2009

26th September 2009, Saturday

Vapourer Moth

This amazing animal has featured twice on RX Wildlife as the caterpillar (click here or here), but until yesterday I hadn’t seen an adult. Sam found one in Rye Harbour village and let me have it to photograph. This is a male with enormous antennae that are used to find the wingless female by “scent”. It reminded me of a Long-eared Bat.
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