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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Ermine Moths Reply with quote

Yponomeuta spp. Small, length 10mm, moths that are very difficult to ID to species. Caterpillars live in nests.
These 2 adults cane to deck light at end of July. These moths are common in UK HERE and NA.
The 2 anterior black dots on the dorsal shot are the moth's eyes, the bend in the base of the antennae makes me think that evolution has modeled this moth such that these black eyes are visible dorsally.
Don't know if these were named as they resemble the pelage of the Ermine mammal, or vice-versa.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW....look at all the DOF you have in the first photo. Looks like about 2mm of wood showing plus whatever you have for the moth. Usually when I photograph on wood, you only see a very small slice in focus. I will have to try pushing my f-stop (if I can get the light down there Wink )
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