Thursday, June 19, 2008

ringlets and underwings

the very distinctive underwings of the ringlet butterfly.

The two lower pictures are of a yellow underwing moth, either the large or broad yellow underwing, it is difficult to tell which from these photos. The orange underwing is a protective device, normally the moth is an undistinguished brown but when disturbed it flies erractically displaying the vivid underwings.

1 comment:

Tara said...


Amazing that you caught this moth in flight!

Thanks for the dog--er--human advice! Gotta get that book for Tucker!