Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Saturday, 25 August 2012

fascination and complete admiration for the beauty of these wonderfull flying jewels. perhaps well known to many but quite new to me. I found this 'Comma' butterfly sunning in the garden.

the colours are so amazing, it has orange and yellow flashes and green 'eyes' on the underside of the wings, and it's jagged shape has evolved to look like a leaf.

the hairs on the upper body are golden and green and its real eyes are speckled. it is worth a close look to discover its most stunning colours - strikingly beautifull.

and this wonderfull 'Silver Y' moth was just sitting in the drying grass. 

again unbelievably marked and stunningly designed. quite a big moth.

 there is so much more of the Pembrokeshire wildlife arround us that we have yet to see.


  1. thank you Michael, I am a real amateur but the secret is that we have the most beautiful subjects to photograph. and it is so inspiring. so great to be able to share such beauty with everyone else.

  2. The comma is a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing.