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Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Nick Upton / Forest caterpillar hunter (Calosoma sycophanta) feeding on a Gypsy moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) it has killed in a Holm oak tree, Bacu Goloritze ravine, Baunei, Sardinia, Italy, May.
Edwin Giesbers / Sword-grass moth (Xylena exsoleta) caterpillar on Field gladiolus (Gladiolus italicus). Cyprus. April.
Robert Thompson / Herald moth (Scoliopteryx libatrix) camouflaged in leaf litter, Gosford Forest Park, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. September
Robert Thompson / Great tiger moth (Arctia caja americana) Lac-Drolet, province, Quebec, Canada November
Robert Thompson / Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) Killard Point NNR, Ballyhornan, County Down, Northern Ireland.July.
Alex Hyde / Nine-spotted moth (Amata phegea) feeding from a Mountain arnica flower (Arnica montana) Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia. July.
Solvin Zankl / The Scarce Merveille du Jour (Moma alpium) caterpillar with urticating hairs on English oak tree (Quercus robur) leaf, Stettin Lagoon, Bay of Szczecin, Germany, August.
Ingo Arndt / Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala) protective web covering caterpillars and food plant, Hungary, June.
Ingo Arndt / Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala) caterpillars feeding on leaf, Hungary, June.
Alex Hyde / Aposematism describes the use of bright colouration and bold patterns to advertise that an organism is unpalatable or dangerous. All three insects are foul-tasting or toxic if eaten: Wood Tiger moth...
Alex Hyde / Wood Tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.