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Leaf Blotch Miner Moth

Caloptilia

Description:

This moth stays like a bird, only on two legs and the wings. Very interesting. It is very small, about 1cm.

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59 Comments (1–25)

syzygy
syzygy a year ago

As if it would have just stepped out of the famous painting by Hieronymus Bosch! (Garden of earthly delights / Hell panel)... (:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gard...

Rather bizarre looking creature. Cool shots! Nature rules!

Diego Mulato
Diego Mulato 6 years ago

Great pics

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

Wow...that is one funky, little moth! Little guy with a big presence :D I love the second pic. Thank you for sharing :)

Interesting character!

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

Incredible!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats Rubens, this spotting has been featured in the Project Noah blog http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4575585...

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

This little creature is really very interesting. Seems like a bird !

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Rubens, I still marvel at these particular fotos. I have encountered moths in this genus recently and I always refer to these to see if they are similar in appearance and color. However, I am in Costa Rica and your species is quite different in coloration to those that I encounter here. Most of the species I encounter are smaller than this but not much smaller. Again, lovely fotos and amazing series!

Dixie
Dixie 8 years ago

You're right; very interesting! I had to look more than once.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

That´s nice KarenL ! Thanks for telling me.


KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Rubens, your little moth was featured in our Facebook quiz!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

Awesome...!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Obrigado Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Incrivel captura, Rubens!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Thank you Carol!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL for the good news !

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Very cool! Congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Rubens, this adorable little moth has been chosen to represent South America in the blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 9 years ago

Very nice pictures; that is such a cool moth!

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Cool!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

Awesome spot!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

don't laugh at him. Pic #3 shows how scary he can be !. - thanks for the pics- he/she is most interesting and cute

Ariana
Ariana 10 years ago

Great pictures of a very funny little creature. Thanks for sharing.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

After we have all recovered from the revelatory insight into the minds of some creatures (ie what is scared of a 1cm bird?)... AND the phenomenal possibilities evolution can offer (moths may only exist for a short while)... I really hope this little guy will forgive our uncontrolled, hysterical laughter. Sorry mothy.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Nice..

rubens.luciano
Spotted by
rubens.luciano

São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

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