Scarlet Tiger moth and Naked Man orchid

Our olive grove is full of wild flowers, bees, butterflies…. and moths. David and Ann, our guests saw this Scarlet Tiger moth, Callimorpha dominula, holding on a blade of grass being moved with the wind…being still for ages.

This Orchid, Orchis italica, Naked Man orchid is amazing as it grows seeing the figures form and dance out of the flower head.



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  1. Sue Walker

    Thank you for posting these lovely photos, Rachel, and thanks to David and Anne for taking them. I’m also thrilled to know the species of the moth, having gently evicted one from our living room a few nights ago.


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