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Butterfly or Moth?
Lens: Sigma 105mm Macro Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Perth, Western Australia 
Posted By: eaglem, 07-30-2011, 04:03 PM

My guess is a Moth but I have been wrong before!



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Moth.....I'm certain.....pretty certain.....kind of certain.....there is a way to tell for certain, but I forgot it. Nice shot, love the contrasting colors!
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Thanks Rupert, it's colouring is what caught my attention. Oh, apparently the feathered antenna is a sign of it being a Moth so I've been told.

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No matter what it is EM, it is a great shot. Here is an explaination I read. Bob

Although butterflies and moths are very similar, they have many differences. Most butterflies fly during the day, and most moths fly during the night. The best way to identify a butterfly from a moth is to look at its antenna. A butterfly's antenna have knobs at the ends of their feelers, and the ends of the moth's antenna is either feather like or plain. Most butterflies rest with their wings held up above their bodies and most moths rest with their wings spread out flat. Typically butterflies have brightly colored wings and moths have dull colored wings. Most butterflies have slender, hairless bodies, while most moths have a fat abdomen and furry bodies.

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Definitely a moth. The antenna and the wings give it away. Butterfly wings fold up top, and moth wings lay flat down like your picture.
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Thanks to both of you for the information given.
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