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Bad News for Moths

Posted by
Spike (not Bristol, United Kingdom) on 29 July 2013 in Animal & Insect.

This is (I think) Eriothrix rufomaculata, although he's apparently a bit off-colour: the second part of the name means red-spotted...

Despite the fearsome appearance, the adult is a nectar-eater; the larvae, on the other hand, parasitize the caterpillars of tiger moths.

Thanks for stopping to take a look.

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Superbly composed macro :)

29 Jul 2013 9:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe macro, les détails sont splendides. Bonne journée.

29 Jul 2013 12:07pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning macro, plenty of amazing details. To tell the truth.... you discover details I hadn't seen before!!! ;-)

29 Jul 2013 5:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot.

29 Jul 2013 8:08pm