Golden Argent

Argyresthia goedartella – This is a tiny little micro moth which frequently visits my garden during the summer months. It only has a forewing length of 6mm (1/4in). It can be seen flying during the day as well as at night. They can be fairly challenging to photo for their tiny wing scales are very reflective. And of course, they need to sit still for the duration of the photo shoot.

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 15th July 2017
Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire


38 thoughts on “Golden Argent

  1. And just how do you get them to sit still? An issue I have with some larger critters and have no answer myself. And a second question if I may. What lens and attachments, if any, do use use for this type of image. They are great, and clear.

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    • Thank you, Emma 🙂 I have a fascination for moths with their diverse forms, colours and patterns. The grass moths are certainly an interesting group to study, and I get quite few of them visit me here throughout the season.

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