Sunday, April 22, 2007

lepidopteran insects

Both of these beautiful moths were on the kitchen screen door yesterday....I guess the one is an albino??????? Here is what the dictionary says:
any of various families of four-winged, chiefly night-flying lepidopteran insects, similar to the butterflies but generally smaller, less brightly colored, and not having the antennae knobbed. They take beautiful photos !!!!!!



Blogger CattyCat said...

Oh that top one is phenomenally gorgeous Vicci. Congrats on the capture.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I Love those pics. Your photography is awesome. It surprises me when I see the pics you take because they are some I would take too. Aren't moths cool? I don't like the brown plain ones that flutter in my face though,,lol.

5:17 PM  
Blogger LisaOceandreamer said...

Well the photography is quite good, I'll give you that...BUT I am a VERY big WIMP! Moths freak me out, as do spiders, snakes, mice...most all bugs. I am fine with dragonflies, lady bugs, know things like that.
eeeek, don't even let me have a bee buzz near me.
I know, I'm a big baby. *blush*

8:28 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

Wow!!! Those are the greatest pictures!

Thank you for the infromation on them too!

12:12 AM  
Blogger skinnylittleblonde said...

Lol, that albino moth looks like she is wearing a white feather boa!

9:16 AM  
Blogger giggles said...

Those are amazing photos!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Fascinating and great photos!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow....these are gorgeous. I have never seen an albino one.

6:26 PM  
Blogger i am owl said...

I'm seeking identification on the top one. Lepidoptera is just a classification for moths in general and doesn't go far to describe the actual species you have captured here. I think the bottom one may be what is known as a Tiger Moth or Wooly Yellow Bear (based on what they look like as fuzzy yellow caterpillars before they pupate). Not sure though. The Tiger Moth is almost completely luminously white, with tiny black spots.

4:19 PM  

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