Icing on The Moth

Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata) – I thought this was quite an interesting view which makes the moth appear like it has been iced all over. You really need to double-click to appreciate it. It was taking a drink from the moistened moss.

Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, June 2018. Nikon D7200 Ā© Peter Hillman.

19 thoughts on “Icing on The Moth

  1. I love the sparkle of the scales when you zoom in! Gorgeous. I can absolutely imagine that it is ‘iced all over’. šŸ™‚

    -Emma

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  2. It is amazing/beautiful…and more so in the big picture.. Wondrous photo! And as you say, it looks iced.. ā¤

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    1. I would have liked to have got a shot with its wings spread open and flat, too, but you can’t always have things your way, I guess šŸ™‚ But I was very happy with the one I got. I am glad you like it so, thank you šŸ™‚

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      1. Yes– I think you are very brillinat at getting the pictures you get of these little beings.. so a pic with this beauty’s wings spread out would be just extra icing on the cake..or on the moth..lol. šŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you very much, Ellen šŸ™‚ Funny, because I nearly never took the shot and gave up waiting for the moth to settle so I could photo its flattened outstretched wings, but I thought just go for it and I am glad I did šŸ™‚

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  3. You are good at this Pete! Yesterday evening when I was watering the garden I disturbed a number of very white tiny moths, almost ghostly I would say. Any ideas what they are?

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    1. Thank you, Jude:) They may have been Garden Grass-veneers or Inlaid Grass-veneers. Their underwings are very pale and white. When hosing the garden I have quite a few of these fly out of the borders.

      https://petehillmansbackgardenmoths.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/crambus-pascuella/

      https://petehillmansbackgardenmoths.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/garden-grass-veneer/

      If not these maybe these instead, which I also disturb when watering :

      https://petehillmansnaturephotography.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/whitefly-aleyrodidae/

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