I found a dead moth in the window. I couldn’t help myself. The burgeoning lepidopterist in me had to take photos.
Look at his furry head.
His body reminds me of a lobster or a langoustine.
I looked it up in my book, and I think it is a ‘White Ermine’, Spilosoma lubricipeda. Ermine moths have ‘cryptic patterns’ on their forewings. This looks like chromosome banding patterns. That’s quite cryptic.
Can you see the fringe at the edge of the wings?
He has such a sweet little snout.
And a slight look of surprise.
And there is no way I would have been able to see his curled up tongue if I didn’t have my macro lens.
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