Unusual

27 12 2010

I couldn’t identify this moth/butterfly on the glass doors this morning. I particularly liked the gold colouration and the way it holds its wings vertical to its body though I cannot think why it does that. Anyway, it escaped the attentions of the paradise flycatcher that comes past regularly to see what’s on offer and yesterday, even came into the diningroom, hovered less than 2m away from me and picked an insect off the inside of the door before flying out! This was not quite the effect I was looking for but in the end I had to settle for holding a piece of paper in front of the flash to diffuse it. There was just not enough natural light otherwise.

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28 12 2010
Big Blister

Beautiful!

31 03 2015
buttermothfly

I would like to know the species

31 03 2015
gonexc

Unfortunately my insect identification book is not very comprehensive on moths so I cannot identify it.

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