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Observed: 4th October 2011 By: RNM350
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Deep moss green moth - the scale is inches Observed midday and active.
Absolutely beautiful not seen one before

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red-Green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) interacts


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Don't you hate when that bug

Don't you hate it when that bug you've never seen before turns out to be common :)

Thanks although "red" ????


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Ha ha

I know what you mean. The fact that it is a common species shouldn't take the gloss off a really pretty creature... but it does. There is something about rarity or scarcity that seems to make a creature more attractive and alluring, just look at the hordes of twitchers looking for a drab, little brown bird, blown off it's migration path, can draw hundreds, if not thousands of birdwatchers, simply because of it's scarcity.
What's that saying, familiarity breeds contempt. Contempt is probably far too strong a word but I hope you get my meaning.

Please see my Flickr photo's www.flickr.com/photos/129804972@N07/

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Agreed - also I always feel

Agreed - also I always feel like I should know the answer myself if the damn thing is common :(

It was beautiful though, and although my pics are poor, better looking than the ones in the stock pics :))