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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71 – Creepy

This week it’s Leya‘s turn to challenge us. She asks for something creepy, and she gets something really creepy 🙂

The Pterophoridae or plume moths are a family of Lepidoptera with unusually modified wings. Though they belong to the Apoditrysia like the larger moths and the butterflies, unlike these they are tiny and were formerly included among the assemblage called “microlepidoptera”. – Wikipedia

I stumbled upon this creepy insect a few years ago and already wrote about it. Here you can see another image taken from a different point of view.

A plume moth is a kind of moth, a many-plumed moth. I never saw one before, so it was a very scary moment. The moth is about 2-3 cm long and the spread wings approximately 4-5 cm.

It is pale-white and the legs have thorns. Considering that moths are usually not very pretty, this one looks like it has escaped from a nightmare.

Take care!

13 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71 – Creepy”

  1. Ohhh, a bit creepy in all its whiteness – but I like it! Your first post on it really shows its remarkable wings – absolutely something out of a scary movie. Thank you for showing this moth – never seen it before. Nature is indeed fantastic.

    1. You’re welcome, Leya, and you’re right: nature is fantastic. All the lavish diversity mother nature has invented over time

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