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Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female

Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - Female
Alameda County, California, USA
October 20, 2010
Size: 9.8 mm bl
At 2:55, the moth abruptly clapped its wings together. It maintained this posture until 3:01, when it just as abruptly returned to the flattened posture shown in the preceding photo. Then it remained motionless for about five hours. During the last hour or so of this time, it was outdoors in the dark and was free to leave, which it finally did. Photo taken at 2:56.

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Damaged tomato - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female

Great series!
Great series!

 
Great shot!
It looks like something out of a fantasy novel!

Moved
Moved from Moths.

A Star Is Born
Are you kidding?! Very nice work!

 
Well, a MOTH is born
Thank you both for your kind words! Does anyone know who might be hiring caption writers?

Great Life Cycle series
Great photos.

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