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THE VIEW FROM ABOVE - Chinese caterpillars seen from the dorsal aspect

Click individual images for IDs….

View all images in the THE VIEW FROM ABOVE series on my Flickr HERE.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

symbioticquixotictectonics  asked:

What's your favorite moth and why?

Now that’s a tough question…….

It could be the Musotimid Spider Moth for its uncanny mimicry of a spider as a protective strategy….



…or maybe the statuesque regality of the otherwise non-descript Bean Pod Borer Moth….



…it’s hard to go past the majestic hugeness and tapestry of the Atlas Moth



…or the striking reflectiveness of the Titulcia “Mirror” Moths….



…but for awe-inspiring brilliance in natural selection, I choose the bird-dropping mimicking Drepanid, Macrocilix maia. So far evolved to even have a pair of flies feeding from the mock guano on its wings….



by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..
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INSTAGRAMOGRAPHY No.4

(Love it or hate it, Instagram has popularized the square photo format of the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid era. As most of my subjects are longer than they are tall or taller than they are wide, it is not a format that usually suits. It does present very well however for a lot of moths at the sheet under the MV lamp, viewed from the dorsal aspect.)

Click on and scroll through individual images for IDs in captions.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..