Wednesday 20 June 2012

Ghost Moth

The great majority of moths show no obvious differences between males and females, but the Ghost Moth is a notable exception. I caught the white male last night, having caught the female on almost the same date last year. I didn't post my photo of the female as it wasn't quite sharp, but here it is to show the difference from the male. To give an idea of their size, the diameter of the plastic tube in which I photograph moths is 42 mm (1.65 inches).
Male Ghost Moth

Female Ghost Moth

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