NG2439 : A pretty insect

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Orabost, Highland, Great Britain

A pretty insect
A pretty insect
This Magpie Moth (Abraxas Grossulariata) was sunning itself on a rock on the path between Orbost and MacLeod's Maidens. They are not common in Scotland. The caterpillars generally feed on blackthorn, hawthorn, currant and gooseberry bushes - none of which are present in this immediate area - so its presence here is something of a mystery.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Skye 
Near (from Tags)
Orbost  MacLeods Maidens 
Moths   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 249 394 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.7149N 6:34.5352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 249 394
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Magpie Moth  Abraxas Grossulariata  Moth 

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