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six spot burnet, south shields

Six Spot Burnet

The six spot burnet is a common day flying moth in the UK and this one was found not far from South Shields along the River Don at Jarrow. It’s wings beat very rapidly causing it to appear rather like a buzzing bee. There were scores of these moths flying around in the longer grasses by the river banks from flower to flower, apparently they are a coastal moth.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens (macro), 1/180 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

August 9, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Insects, Jarrow, macro, Uncategorized

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  1. Very nice moth!


    August 9, 2008 at 1:37 am

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