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Insects in flight in controlled setup Page 16

Image Taken on 18 May 2014 at 12:50    Image of day on 13 Jul 2014

This is a white Ermine moth as a view from each of 2 different flights montaged to show top and bottom in what we think is an attractive way.

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Image Taken on 01 May 2011 at 15:53    Image of day on 30 May 2011

This (not a new species) is the White Ermine caught the same night.

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Image Taken on 29 May 2009 at 15:04    Image of day on 29 Jun 2009

Some other moths in the trap included 'Ermine' moths which have beautiful speckled wings. The first image is of the White Ermine.

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Image Taken on 26 Jun 2011 at 15:39    Image of day on 10 Aug 2011

One of our favourite moths is the plume moth. When perched it is a white 'T' shape with the 'plumes' brought close together. (Another Plume moth called the 'T' is brown and really does align all the plumes) In flight the plumes separate out to form a wing 'surface'. Here the insect is flying away from the camera and upwards.

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Image Taken on 14 Jul 2013 at 14:45    Image of day on 03 Sep 2013

This White Plume Moth was caught in the daytime and shows how the filaments on the wing struts lay over one another to make a (admittedly weak) aerodynamic structure.

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Image Taken on 26 Jun 2011 at 15:40    Image of day on 10 Aug 2011

This time the moth is flying right to left and banking towards the camera.

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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2013 at 11:03    Image of day on 08 Sep 2013

One of the two White Satin Moths obliged with a flight for us.

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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2015 at 14:07    Image of day on 30 Oct 2015

A Woody Nightshade with blossoms suggesting to us Japanese lanterns.
Looks delightful, but all parts of this plant are poisonous.

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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:29    Image of day on 29 Aug 2014

This Yellow Shell moth is a day flying moth shown with a small sample of Orange Hawkweed

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Image Taken on 27 Jun 2010 at 14:29    Image of day on 11 Aug 2010

The range of yellow underwing moths are always startling as they change from a drab brown into a brilliant yellow-orange display that frightens off many potential predators.

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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2012 at 14:22    Image of day on 27 Sep 2012

This small mostly white moth is a Yellow-tail Moth - a new species for us.

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