Can anyone identify this?

Can anyone identify this?

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Leon R

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1,687 posts

63 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Aunty Pasty

124 posts

5 months

Tuesday 8th June
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It's 2 moths mating.

Leon R

Original Poster:

1,687 posts

63 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Oh really? Wow that was not something I even considered!

Thanks!

Nightmare

5,027 posts

251 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Yeah - 2 white ermine moths I think....though their front legs should be black and not massively furry like that so not definite. Cool pic!

dudleybloke

16,618 posts

153 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Is the op the pervert for watching, or they the perverts for carrying on once they've been spotted?

APontus

988 posts

2 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Lesser spotted dogging moths.

Equus

11,390 posts

68 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Nightmare said:
Yeah - 2 white ermine moths I think....though their front legs should be black and not massively furry like that so not definite.
Not Ermine Moths (which have spots on their wings).

They are a pair of puss moths (Cerura vinula).

Smoggy XJR

391 posts

37 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Equus said:
Nightmare said:
Yeah - 2 white ermine moths I think....though their front legs should be black and not massively furry like that so not definite.
Not Ermine Moths (which have spots on their wings).

They are a pair of puss moths (Cerura vinula).
Are they actually CATerpillars?

Aunty Pasty

124 posts

5 months

Wednesday 9th June
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I must admit until I clicked on the pictures and had a close look I thought it looked like some sort of sea slug, except it's obviously not in the sea!

Bacon Is Proof

4,753 posts

198 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Aunty Pasty said:
I must admit until I clicked on the pictures and had a close look I thought it looked like some sort of sea slug, except it's obviously not in the sea!
Out of place nudibranch was my first thought!

Nightmare

5,027 posts

251 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Equus said:
Not Ermine Moths (which have spots on their wings).

They are a pair of puss moths (Cerura vinula).
thumbup nice work! I knew I should have checked biggrin

El stovey

39,356 posts

230 months

Wednesday 9th June
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dudleybloke said:
Is the op the pervert for watching, or they the perverts for carrying on once they've been spotted?
Moths just being moths.

OP didn’t know he was taking a photo of moths shagging al fresco.

No pervs!