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Dec 16, 2013 2:24 PM

Can anyone ID this please?

Hi, this unusual flying insect keeps triggering our security camera at night and wondering if anyone can ID it?

I don't know if it is perhaps attracted to the infra-red light on the camera?

Here are some snapshots taken from video, they are quite blurry and obviously in black and white as it's night vision but hopefully you get the idea.

 

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131210_160007_6.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131208_160112_5.jpg

 

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131208_160112_1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131208_160112_4.jpg

 

 

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131208_160112_3.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/JamesLeyland/Cam120131208_160112_2.jpg

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    Dec 16, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to JustJames)
    Re: Can anyone ID this please?

    Most likely a moth.

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        Dec 16, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to JustJames)
        Re: Can anyone ID this please?

        Hi JustJames,

         

        What you think is 6 pairs of wings is an artefact generated by the digital camera (sample rate? don't know the technical term), you are effectively seeing multiple frames merged into one, if you think about it in a cine film kind of way?

         

        It's likely a perfectly normal moth.

         

        There was a company in Japan, I think, (EDIT: sorry, it was  in China) who kept seeing similar images on their CCTV, so they set up nets to catch these weird, never seen before, creatures (AKA "rods" by some overzealous cryptozoologists)...in the morning they just had a net full of moths.

         

        Regards, Mark.

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