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Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Moth Camouflage Failure

This looked like a wad of chewing gum stuck on the grocery store wall where I leaned my bike:

Moth - on painted brick wall

Moth – on painted brick wall

But it’s actually a moth with subtle decorations:

Moth - detail

Moth – detail

The poor thing would be much less conspicuous snuggled into a tree, but I suppose it’s doing the best it can with what’s available.

A quick riffle through the RTP Moth Book didn’t reveal any likely candidates, but there are a gazillion little brown moths in there, so I probably missed it.

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