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28-Mar-2010, 10:55 PM

I don't know whether the moth is dimorphic when it comes to females and males. But this particular one didn't have distinct blue markings and no red abdomen either!

28-Mar-2010, 11:30 PM
The blue stripes are probably an optical effect, showing up best in strong sunlight.:grin2:

28-Mar-2010, 11:57 PM
I remember shooting one with similar settings in the shade and the colours showed up. Here... http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4469397191_e3134e9b6e.jpg

You think it's the angle? But there was no red abdomen either... hmmmm... so odd.

29-Mar-2010, 12:32 PM
Hmm...strange. But it looks much nicer with all the electric blue turned on :D

30-Mar-2010, 12:56 AM
Yeah, probably the angle. The red body is probably hidden from view.

30-Mar-2010, 01:34 AM
aaron: sorry i didnt make myself clear. It wasnt from the pic. :) when the moth was disturbed, it flew up and i noticed it didnt have the usual red abdo.↲
Kurt: maybe the moth switch off neon lights for the day for the sake of earth hour. Heh :p