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Butterfly.... or moth?
Lens: Pentax-FA 100mm f:2.8 Macro Camera: K-50 Photo Location: Idaho ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Dewman, 10-20-2017, 06:02 AM

This was taken earlier in the year. I sure do like the FA-100mm Macro!

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that's a skipper butterfly - albeit a rather ragged one - nice crisp focus
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Thanks, How does one tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly?
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Mostly butterflies have clubbed antennae and moths don't (butterflies are suborder Rhopalocera of the order Lepidoptera - moths are the rest!), and butterflies fold their wings over their backs so you see the under surface an moths fold them flat so you can see the upper surface - but some moths are more closely related to butterflies than to some other moths, so like everything else, it's not quite that simple in practice. The skippers, for example, are quite moth-like in their appearance, but have butterfly antennae - whereas some brightly coloured day-flying moths (burnets for example) also have moderately clubbed antennae, but there is a little hook on them also.

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