Moths, The Modest Beauties

Challenge #51 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
Challenge has finished
In this challenge, show us the beauty of moths, Order Lepidoptera. Moths are flying insects which (generally) hold their resting wings flat. Their antennae do NOT have the 'knobs' at the tips seen on butterflies.They are usually more modest in appearance than their butterfly cousins. Many are night-flyers. (Butterflies are mostly day-flyers, holding their wings upright to their body, when at rest.) Show us moths outside in their natural environment, on leaves, flowers, trees, etc., NOT inside under studio lights. HOWEVER, because moths at night are attracted to artificial lights, photos taken of these moths sitting on walls, windows, etc will be accepted in this challenge. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Check http://bugguide.net/node/view/82/bgpage for more information. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
48 entries
voting
phase has
ended
1031 votes
HUMMINGBIRD MOTH ON SPOTTED KNAPWEED
BigMoth
The Three Mothketeers
Waiting
Giant Silk Moth.
Plume Moth
White Beauty
Comostola chlorargyra
Broga Moth
Hummingbird Clearwing moth
White lined Sphinx Moth
Humming bird moth
actias luna
Attacus Atlas
Injured Hawk Moth - lost it's bearings
Escorts
1 / 3
Sample entries
These entries were provided by the challenge host(s) as samples and cannot be voted on. Upload sample image.
Looper Moth
Heliotrope Moths
Just Hatched
Female Snub Moth
1,600px MAXIMUM
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next