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Old Monday 2nd June 2008, 16:05
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Those are beautiful moths SweetCicely. We get some really pretty ones here too.

Lyn, that is a super link. I've been to Portland many times but never to the Obseratory. I gather you have to be a member to actually go in there?

Yes, Val, you do have to be a member. It's only about 15 a year and I've thought about several times, not really sure why I've not done it!
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Old Monday 2nd June 2008, 16:25
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Hi Lyn, I thought you might be a member, being on their doorstep. I only go there once, maybe twice a year, but I suppose it's a good idea to join if you go regularly.
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We were on holiday in Dorset when we took this picture of a scary looking caterpillar, but look what it turns out to be, beautiful or what!!

http://ukmoths.org.uk/showzoom.php?id=559
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Amazing the transformations that can take place, Cicely. As I said earlier, there are some beautiful moths.
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Hi SweetCicely

I think that Moths are beautiful.

I noticed that one did a nose dive into my bird bath yesterday and I felt sad that he did a death stunt. Wonder what type he was. It was hard to ID him as he was so wet.

Like you SC, I think the best looking Moth I have ever seen is the White Ermine sitting on our doorway frames while living in Scotland. This was in broad daylight too.

I love the hairy head that this Moth has. It makes him look quite sweet IMHO.

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Old Thursday 21st August 2008, 11:30
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Other than genetics, what are the basic, fundamental differences that delineate a moth from a butterfly?
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Other than genetics, what are the basic, fundamental differences that delineate a moth from a butterfly?
hi Brett that is a big question, and I can a few answers appearing here

The delinate difference between Moths and butterflies

I am going by the moths here.

1. Moths have hairy antenna
2. Moths are mostly noctural during the day (UK)
3. Moths do not fold their wings
4 Moths do not sit with their wings shut like butterflies do.
5. Moths are attracted to strong light at night

Is this the answer you want Brett, or is their something that you want to know?

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Old Thursday 21st August 2008, 14:26
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This link will explain in simple terms (just the way I like it) the difference between butterflies and moths
http://www.uksafari.com/mothorbfly.htm
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This link will explain in simple terms (just the way I like it) the difference between butterflies and moths
http://www.uksafari.com/mothorbfly.htm
Hi SweetCicely

That is great link and explains it as it should be - straight to the point.

Hope that helps Brett.

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It sure does. I am right now experimenting with a new genetic hybrid "Buttermoth".
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