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    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!
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    The blue stripes are probably an optical effect, showing up best in strong sunlight.
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    I remember shooting one with similar settings in the shade and the colours showed up. Here...

    You think it's the angle? But there was no red abdomen either... hmmmm... so odd.
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    Hmm...strange. But it looks much nicer with all the electric blue turned on :D
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    Yeah, probably the angle. The red body is probably hidden from view.
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    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
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