Beauty In Survival

Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) – I guess one might not think this to be a moth on first appearance. One of its ways of continuing survival is to mimic a broken off piece of a birch twig, right down to that silvery dusting on top. Even though I have seen this kind of thing before, I am still in awe of what nature presents to us all!

Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

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

32 thoughts on “Beauty In Survival

  1. O Gods… this is so cute!!! ā¤ And they are great phOtOs, as usual!! šŸ˜€ True, at first sight, especially from the front, one would not think it was a moth, but rather a big, bearlike bumblebee .. ā¤ ..or something else..even something belonging to another place than the Animal Kingdom.

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      1. Yes, it is cute, and thank you, too. šŸ™‚ This one really is cuter than most other moths, although I am mad about any moth there is. x

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      2. Yes šŸ˜€ I’m so glad you love them, too.. Of course, that’s also evident when seeing your pictures. šŸ™‚ I tried to photograph one, once, but it turned out miserably. You are a master photographer, really!!

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  2. Oh my…terrific shots, Pete! Excellent photography!

    I am also interested in photography and active on flickr. Here is the link.

    Red-seeded Dandelion

    In fact, I have given a link from may blog site to flickr photos and vice versa šŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Indira šŸ™‚ I have just visited your Flickr site and was delighted by a most wonderful feast of excellent photos! Thank you for sharing šŸ™‚

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  3. Superb photos Pete. Every time I think I have seen Nature’s ultimate in camouflage along comes something like this and once again I too am ” … in awe of what nature presents …”.

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    1. Thank you, Camilla šŸ™‚ Moths are often underrated, yet they can be quite beautiful and special in their own unique ways šŸ™‚

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