Moth
Closely related to the butterfly. Moths are not easily differentiated from butterflies. Sometimes the name "Heterocera" is used for moths while the term "Rhopalocera" is used for butterflies.
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Hidden On Wall
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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 25 November 2008)
(Photo taken 12:12:14 Sunday 27 April 2008)
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This moth relied on the texture of the white stucco wall to hide. The shadows of the texture made it appear to be no more than a randomly stuck bit of leaf.


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11 Inch Proboscis
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Insect Museum, Selvatura Park, Monteverde, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Thursday 30 October 2008)
(Photo taken 12:36:12 Monday 1 September 2008)
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A moth with an 11 inch proboscis was on display in the Insect Museum internal link of Selvatura Park in Monteverde, Costa Rica. It had been collected in 1998 by Richard H. Whitten.


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Moth On Jacket Sleeve
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Amazon River internal link Peru
(Photo posted Saturday 19 March 2011)
(Photo taken 09:18:28 Wednesday 8 April 2009)
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While on a day trip on one of the many small tributaries of the Amazon River, a moth landed on the sleeve of one of the tourists. Its deep black color on the rough cotton sleeve created a striking image.


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