Friday, May 20, 2011


Identifriday- where we identify the wildlife we come across on our doorstep and on our travels and get into the habit of noticing and appreciating our local biodiversity!

Emperor Moth- Saturnia pavonia

This beauty was resting on the window of my parents kitchen a few weeks back. The Emperor Moth is a day flying moth that can be seen around April and May. It's widespread and locally common but likes to live near boggy habitats where its larvae can find food. According to Collins Complete Irish Wildlife  it also likes to feast on brambles!
Wishing you a happy weekend and keep an eye out for the little creatures!


  1. I just love your idea of Identifriday!! Beautiful emperor moth. We have been identifying moths and butterflies but haven't yet seen anything this month as impressive as an emperor moth. Lovely to come across your blog via Magic Onions.

  2. oh my gosh, I love it! My "moment" just happens to be some of our local biodiversity here in Costa Rica!