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 Post subject: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:31 pm 
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I thought i would post this pic of an Orange Underwing, Well i would if i did not have to shrink it so much, here is a link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21034400@N ... hotostream
Now is the time to keep an eye out for these high flying Moths, warm sunny Spring days in the tops of Birch trees.
First time i have seen these.
Steve.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Steve, its a great pic, they are so difficult to photograph, just do not keep still for more than 3 seconds!
I have seen a couple flying about over the last few weeks and have managed this one shot!
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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:17 am 
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roundwood123 wrote:
Well i would if i did not have to shrink it so much


Is this a problem Steve? The attachment limit is meant to be 120Kb, which should allow a large enough pic (no image on Hantsmoths is any greater than 100k). Is this not working? What I'm trying to avoid is my server space being taken up by people uploading uncompressed originals at 3Mb or greater, which would soon blow my limits.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Its probably me being hopeless again :oops: , just started using a 16mp Camera so the pics are huge.
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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:55 am 
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So.....Orange Underwing and Pale Orange Underwing ? If there are plenty of mature Birch around,then its O Uw and if Alder, its Pale O Uw? as a general guide? Is it really that black and white?

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:18 am 
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Carol,

As with many things in the mothing world (and more generally of course) things are rarely so black and white. There is an article in the Entomologist Record that challenged the "Orange Underwing around birch is always O U and not pale O U" assumption by netting these moths flying around birch and yes you've guessed it, some were Light O U, with the nearest aspen a couple of hundred metres distant.

I suppose if there is no aspen around for miles then the assumption is safe...

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:10 pm 
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I saw my first Orange Underwing at the Warburg Reserve, Oxon Sunday before last (25th). I didn't have my camera so my son took the attached with his iPhone. There were a couple of others about but this was the only one we could sneak up on.

N

PS Apologies Steve for hi-jacking your thread but it seemed more sensible to add to this one rather than starting a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Underwing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Great photo Nigel.
These Orange Underwings are so frustrating.I am getting really bogged down with trying to id the few I have seen . All the host trees are in the locality,the sun goes in ,they fly away,then appear again after the binoculars and camera have been put down...thank goodness the butterfly passion has not fully taken hold :)

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