Butterfly or Moth @ 850nm

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JohnDownie
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Butterfly or Moth @ 850nm

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The only camera I had to hand when this one alit.

Four of the legs had bright orange accumulations of pollen.
IRButterfly1.jpg

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Re: Butterfly or Moth @ 850nm

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A closer look reveals that the "pollen" is an anatomical structure?

The wings are black and white in visible light, as well.
IRButterfly2.jpg

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Re: Butterfly or Moth @ 850nm

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I have seen it written: "The best camera is the one you have with you."
JohnDownie wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:17 pm
A closer look reveals that the "pollen" is an anatomical structure?

The wings are black and white in visible light, as well.
That looks like an Eight-spotted Forester moth.

The stuff that looks like pollen is a brush of colorful scales on each leg.

The easily seen and recognized coloration is for warning, to go with the toxic defensive chemicals these things come equipped with.

--Rik

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Re: Butterfly or Moth @ 850nm

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rjlittlefield wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:39 pm
I have seen it written: "The best camera is the one you have with you."
JohnDownie wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:17 pm
A closer look reveals that the "pollen" is an anatomical structure?

The wings are black and white in visible light, as well.
That looks like an Eight-spotted Forester moth.

The stuff that looks like pollen is a brush of colorful scales on each leg.

The easily seen and recognized coloration is for warning, to go with the toxic defensive chemicals these things come equipped with.

--Rik
That's the one!

Thanks, Rik.

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