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|A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. The division of Lepidopterans into moths and butterflies is a popular taxonomy, not a scientific one. Sometimes the names "Rhopalocera" (butterflies) and "Heterocera" (moths) are used to formalise the popular distinction.|
Most species of moths are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. They can be distinguished from butterflies in several ways.
People who study butterflies and/or moths are called lepidopterists; the study of butterflies is known as butterflying, and the study of moths mothing, the latter giving rise to the term mother for someone who takes part in this activity – sometimes written with a hyphen inserted (moth-er) or as moffer to distinguish it from the word for a female parent (in spoken English, confusion does not arise as the two are pronounced differently).
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- [2006-06-01 4:13]
Very good shot Pedro!
I think that it's a Pyralidae. but don't know the exact specie.
Very good DOF and details!
Very good on colours!
5* and TFS!
Interesting moth you captured! Focusing, sharpness, pov are great! Great use of flash too! Thank you,
Sorry, points later!