Friday 28 June 2013

Showing its plumes

This Morning Glory Plume Moth was resting on a fence in a unusual posture, showing its feathery hindwings, the reason for its name. Normally, the moth will rest with wings folded and stretched in perpendicular angle to its body, making a T shape. Maybe the breeze disturbed it. I like the shadow of its forewings on the grainy, stained wood. I have found no photos of live E. monodactyla in this position.

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