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Light Ermine Moth - underside

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Light Ermine Moth, Spilosoma canescens, again, but this time showing off the underside marking, and the vivid red under her wings.

She's not dead. But as I suspected, a poisonous moth was much more complacent about being handled and posed than an edible one would be. I could have collected them by the handful, and they'd probably have just sat there.
Image size
1536x2048px 1.1 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SAMSUNG
Model
GT-S5830
Shutter Speed
1/382 second
Aperture
F/2.6
Focal Length
3 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Apr 19, 2013, 1:48:58 AM
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is it playing dead if so thats kinda cool *O* i have a collection of moths and butterflies so i find these sort of things interesting awesome picture :D
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DrhozHobbyist Traditional Artist
*nods* yes, she certainly went quite limp :)
monkeydluffy1's avatar
god thats so cool i wanna hold too XD you could totally get a really cool picture if you had a bunch of them in your hand XD :squee:
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DrhozHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to go back there tomorrow and see if they're still gathering