The single red geranium flower i posted earlier this month has been joined by a large number of his siblings, making a beautiful, bright red ball of colour.
Something unusual caught my eye as i was passing by it and since i had my camera handy i took a quick snap for posterity. 🙂Never having seen anything quite like it before i determined to see if i could identify it with ‘help’ from Google. After viewing several hundred images i had settled on it being a Plume Moth but could not identify with any certainty the right species.
After trying several different search titles i saw something that looked close and zeroed in on a species name and finally found an almost exact match for my little fearsome flying friend! I visited the page the image was on and found it’s ‘common’ name – mystery solved!
The name had been staring me in the face the whole time…
His long curved rear legs have some serious spines sticking out from them. They are known as tibial spurs. The two front legs also have smaller ones.