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Tussock Moth (Lymantriidae)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 11 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Many moths do not feed as adults but rely on energy stored from their days as caterpillars. This is one example. Moths and butterflies feed on liquid sucked up through a "straw" or proboscis. In this Tussock moth, you can see the proboscis is split in two - the mouthparts are present but not functional.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

SONY DSC-R1 1/160 second F/14.0 ISO 160 72 mm

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Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Stunning light on this very detailed macro... Great work ! Have a lovely day :)

11 Jul 2012 6:51am

jay from MUMBAI, India


11 Jul 2012 12:52pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

she looks very much like a pokemon but I really love her - the big dark eyes, the fluffiness and the beautiful antennas, just adorable.

12 Jul 2012 10:42am

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really great!

14 Jul 2012 1:50pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Simply beautiful by Don Levesque

1/160 second
ISO 160
72 mm