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Tiger-Striped Clearwing Moths (Amata sp.)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 4 December 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The purpose of the clear wings and striped torsos is to appear like wasps as a deterent against predators.
(Pu'er, Yunnan, China)

SONY DSC-R1 1/50 second F/11.0 ISO 160 72 mm

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Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So beautiful catch ! Nice macro ! well done !

4 Dec 2011 10:24am

Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Well spotted and taken, excellent.

4 Dec 2011 12:12pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

trop beau cet accouplement où je découvre ces papillons

4 Dec 2011 12:51pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing image - you are very lucky to be there to record it!

4 Dec 2011 12:51pm

@Ana Lúcia: Yes Ana. They promised I could be godfather to at least fifty of their offspring :-)

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Etrange et mystérieux ... compliments pour cette splendide photo

4 Dec 2011 10:34pm

jay from MUMBAI, India

:)(:

11 Dec 2011 3:50pm

SONY DSC-R1
1/50 second
F/11.0
ISO 160
72 mm

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