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Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, a special exhibition of oversized prints by Canadian artist Jim des Rivière
The Lygodium Spider Moth, or Siamusotima aranea, is a species of moth that looks like a spider.
Mary Patricia Warming
In this series Mothpossible Mary Patricia Warming created 33 translucent graphic prints with images from Vladimir Nabokov’s lepidoptera collection. Warming then overlapped them with images from Neuroscience and graphs on the Psychology of Aesthetics from 84 international researchers. This installation is now permanently installed in the beautiful Freie Universität Berlin library. For more information on the project, and for more pictures, click here.
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Grassgrub moth, Oncopera intricata [x]
I’ve said it before, but pictures of moths in the daytime always make them look hungover.
Argema mittrei- Comet Moth
(Source: Encyclopedia of Life)
Urodid moth cocoon. According to entomologist and Amazon explorer Phil Torres, “It has a really beautiful woven lattice structure that hangs about a foot below a leaf on a thin silk string. This is an unusual structure because the pupa, resting inside the cocoon, seems fairly exposed to the elements. The hanging likely helps to prevent predation from ants, and the bright orange color may serve as an aposematic signal to predators to prevent it from getting eaten. The tube part at the bottom is the ‘escape hatch’ from which it eventually will exit as an adult moth. There is not a lot of research that has been done on the evolutionary origin structure - this is one of the many mysteries of the Amazon you can come across.”
Photo credit: Jeff Cremer
- SE Asia, Australasian archipelago, Northern Australia
(photo by ahua_101 on Flickr)
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Large textile moths, Mister Finch
Stinging Flannel Moth(Megalopyge lanata), photographed in Costa Rica.
Photo credit: Andreas Kay
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