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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.
Robert Thompson / Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) on Speedwell flowers, Annagarriff Wood NNR, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, May
Paul Harcourt Davies / Leopard moth (Zeuzera pyrina) male, camouflaged on tree bark, Podere Montecucco, Orvieto, Italy. May.
Jussi Murtosaari / Broad-bordered bee hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis) nectaring from Wood cranesbill (Geranium sylvaticum), Finland. June.
Stephen Dalton / Treble lines moth (Charanyca trigrammica) resting on a piece of wood, UK. May.
Stephen Dalton / Poplar grey moth (Acronicta megacephala) resting on a piece of wood, Sussex, UK. July.
Stephen Dalton / Pebble prominent moth (Notodonta ziczac) resting on a piece of wood, Sussex, UK. June.
Stephen Dalton / Orange-tailed clearwing moth (Synanthedon andrenaeformis) resting on a piece of wood, Sussex, UK. July.
Stephen Dalton / Coronet moth (Craniophora ligustri) resting on a piece of wood, UK. July.
Chris Mattison / Grey dagger moth (Acronicta psi) resting on wood, August, Catbrook, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK.
Stephen Dalton / Willow beauty moth (Peribatoides rhomboidaria) camouflaged on wood. Sussex, England, UK, May.