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Photo#447352
Pyralid sp? - Palpita illibalis

Pyralid sp? - Palpita illibalis
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
August 26, 2010
Can't seem to find a perfect match

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Moved from ID Request.

5223 - Palpita illibalis
This would be an excellent photo of a seldom encountered species if the severe angle was eliminated and a normal top or back view presented. (no rsvp, thanks)

 
Thanks!
In the future, would you recommend I capture the moth, and shoot it indoors?

 
It's The Only Way :-)
..in my opinion. That is, if you want to produce moth portraits suitable as aids to identification. I might feel differently if I had really good digital SLR equipment with easily controlled flash. However, it might seem to some to be more work. It is often difficult for peope to get severely low lateral views, necessary for identification of many species, while shooting at a sheet. They are no problem when shooting in a studio setting. Study Mark Dreiling's photos posted here.

 
He came to my light sheet again!!!!
This time I caught it and got perfect pictures on a white paper background at a straight angle and good light with a high f stop. Will post to BG tonight.
Ali

Palpita sp.
probably 5223 – Palpita illibalis

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