My Indoor and Outdoor Photography


By on May 14, 2014

Garden tiger moth, (Arctia Caja) the kind of moth that is chiefly active at dusk but it is commonly found around. It is a large moth with a yellow brown forewings lined with white horizontal lines.

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The underwings  colour is  scarlet with heavily spotted black. The polka dots pattern seems to be very unique. The flat head is covered with hairs. You can see the external features clearly if you click on to view larger.

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The tips of the forewings are hairy and at the center of each wings, there’s a white spot.

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I didn’t noticed any last night but when I woke up, I was surprised to see these kind of insect hanging on the window curtain. Certainly, attracted to the bright lights, moth usually comes when they see bright light.

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By on March 26, 2014

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Private hawk moth

The kind of moth that will come as something of a surprise, it’s another night flyer, a private hawk moth  found  near the garden decorative light. Just like other moths, I guess this moth was attracted to the garden lights. I’ve observed that  hindwing is more attractive and colorful than the forewing.  I’ve never seen one like this before. You can only see the color of the hindwings while flying. That makes it completely different to that of the butterfly, the butterfly forewing and hindwing colors are the same. I simply believed, our garden here is a natural one housing all different kinds of insects. Perhaps, without these insects, it wouldn’t be a garden anymore.

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The private hawk moth hindwing is partly hidden. You can see the dark pink and light pink dotted combination of the hindwings.

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The natural color of the forewings.

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