Moths, The Modest Beauties

Challenge #51 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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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.
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HUMMINGBIRD MOTH ON SPOTTED KNAPWEED
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Submitted: Monday, 17th June, 2013 16:00 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 27th July, 2011
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 400
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