Eye-catching moth unfurling its wings for the first time

Emperor Moth. Photo: Paul Swann

What a find! Paul tells us he was on Parley Common, on the edge of Ferndown, enjoying a reptile walk with ARC (the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust) which not only saw six Smooth Snakes, but also this gorgeous Emperor Moth, which looks extremely fresh, perhaps unfurling its wings for the first time. For Paul, it was the first time he had seen a non-flying Emperor.

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