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Ectypia clio
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Love is in the Air: Mating Clio Tiger Moths

Love is in the Air: Mating Clio Tiger Moths
3 pictures in notes above! :)

Talk about amazing luck!! I was on my way the large Milkweed patch to check on the caterpillars when I thought, "I should take a quick peek at the small patch...what's another couple of minutes to see if there is anything special?" GOOD THING I CHECKED!! This pair of mating Clio Tiger moths were resting under a stem and although the wind was blowing them around a bit, I managed to get a nice picture to share! I went back to check on them about an hour later and they had either separated and flown away or they crawled down out of sight. I'm so glad I found them before they disappeared!!

Angela Parker, Cats 99, Mags:-) off for a while, Jim Boynton and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Excellent work, Janet and a lovely image.
Have a great week ahead.
7 years ago.
 Mike Ruano
Mike Ruano
Awesome set Janet
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Well found, another great macro.
7 years ago.
 J-d Welch
J-d Welch club
7 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great capture.
7 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Houlala... extraordinaire !!!
7 years ago.
 Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Great shot Janet! I never even considered that insects mated (doh!) and this is a remarkable glimpse into their rituals.
7 years ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
A lovely image Janet, and what pretty moths. :-)
7 years ago.
 Cats 99
Cats 99
Oh yes - bug porn! :)
7 years ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Superb captures Janet. I'm so pleased that you got to see these cuties. Aren't they an attractive species! Have a lovely weekend. :-)
7 years ago.

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