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Lineodes elcodes Moth

Lineodes elcodes


A crambid moth (Lineodes elcodes). This little moth is sound asleep in my garden, adjacent to a Night Blooming Jasmine plant, aka Night Jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum), the host plant for their destructive caterpillars.


He/she landed here after I disturbed him/her from slumber, then again, went out like a light. I shot a dozen photos over 1/2-hour, and he/she never moved. This is a lateral (side) view. Note the upright tail attitude, called a "J" pattern, more than 90-degrees from wings. Length: 15-mm from nose to wings. Approximately 1:1 magnification (life-size). Hand-held Nikon D5000 at ISO 400, with Nikkor 105G macro lens, 1/200-sec at f/22, open shade & Nikon SB-600 Speedlight with O-Flash 3/4-circle Fresnel prism attachment.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

interesting series!

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Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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