QUALITY OF THIS IMAGE IS NOT THE BEST, but I want to show you a large specimen.
I spotted yesterday leaving work a very large specimen, which was glued to the glass wondow of this building. This butterfly with open wings had about 8-9 inches wide.
I do not know what this insect may be counted. Is it a butterfly or moth? Maybe somebody will know.
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Nicou (97509) 2012-06-15 4:33
Quelb eua papillon les ailes grandes ouverte mervielleus eiamge et cpatage davec le cadrage et la vitre quel captage, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
tedesse (22053) 2012-06-15 4:51
Ale wypatrzylas tego interesujacego motylka:)
Dobra ostrosc, ladne swiatlo i kolory.
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2012-06-15 5:34
Hi dear Barabara
Nice close-up shot in the firld of nature.
Very very imaginative one for me.
Have a good weekend!
Fis2 (73010) 2012-06-15 7:08
Co za okaz...
jester5 (1620) 2012-06-15 7:26
I believe it to be The noctuid moth Ascalapha odorata bears the common name Black Witch. It is considered a harbinger of death in Mexican and Caribbean folklore. In Spanish it is known as "Mariposa de la muerte" (Mexico & Costa Rica), "Pirpinto de la Yeta" (Argentina), "Tara Bruja" (Venezuela) or simply "Mariposa negra" (Colombia); in Nahuatl (Mexico) it is "Miquipapalotl" or "Tepanpapalotl" (miqui = death, black + papalotl = moth); in Quechua (Peru) it is "Taparaco"; in Mayan (Yucatán) it is "X-mahan-nail" (mahan = to borrow + nail = house); in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the moth is known as the "Duppy Bat" or "Money moth". Other names for the moth include the Papillion-devil, La Sorcière Noire, or the Mourning or Sorrow moth.
This info came from wikipedia Sonata - there is loads more where that came from:)
Lovely clear photograph with all the detail thank you
krzychu30 (8775) 2012-06-15 8:08
widze,ze coraz bardziej podobaja ci sie kompozycje makro.Efekt jest rownie znakomity,jak w tym zdjeciu z jaszczurka.Ciekawe czy mamy na TE jakiegos Entomologa,ktory zna sie na owadach i wie czy to motyl czy cma.W kazdym razie wyglada bardzo interesujaco.
Gratuluje kolejnej znakomitej kompozycji.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zycze milego WE
eldancer1 (16938) 2012-06-15 12:06
Looks like a moth. Nicely captured with good pov and dof with nice details. I like the colors of this moth. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (67856) 2012-06-15 12:52
Hello dear Barbara,
It's a moth ! And a beutiful one with perfect elements of the so called "mimicry" ! The habit to hid himself.
I wonder if you could notic him, if he was sitting on a tree or on some dried leafs ?
TFS and have a nice weekend
PecoBud (3778) 2012-06-15 13:42
Well as you know by now it's a moth. The first time I saw one was when I was a little kid, it was the size of a bird and threw me for a loop when I found out it was a moth.
Like you said not the best photo quality, but here at TE we learn about the world and that's what you wanted to know and now you do.
Still I like the photo because of the POV and because you really don't see these moths very often, so thank you for posting it Barbara. Have a great weekend!! And thank you for your PRAYERS!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California......Buddy
berek (31899) 2012-06-15 23:53
Hello dear Barbara
A butterfly is very beautiful and big. I love the wings patterns and details. Before flying butterfly, you able to attract a photograph.
I wish a good weekend.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-16 0:59
looks like a moth, although I am not an expert. :-) an impressive photo of this moth...or butterfly? superb details ans POV,
Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
siamesa (27449) 2012-06-16 1:41
Bom dia Barbara
I think it is a moth. Moths are nocturnals and butterflies appear during the day.
Here in my house moths enter during the night every day, a lot of them, if I forget some window oppened. I think that they have different colors, too.
AliMoein (780) 2012-06-16 11:09
What a big and beautiful butterfly
Very nice and interesting photo
Very good job
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-06-16 12:25
Ciao Barbara, great macro of lovely moth, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
jmdias (45762) 2012-06-19 3:07
I saw some similar moths here and I guess it is a moth because they are animals from the night. I guess the image would be more interesting if you had cut off more of the space around, anyway I liked the play of corners and lines of the window around too. nice job.
Cricri (86295) 2012-06-21 0:39
Excellente capture de ce papillon, l'on dirait qu'il a plusieurs yeux!! et une dentelle sur le "corps", un papillon qui ce confondrait dans la nuit, belle réalisation
EstudioChispa (219) 2013-02-15 9:44
I am no expert, but I understand that, in general, moths rest with their wings "down" or "open," while butterflies rest with their wings "up" or "closed."