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hi everyone,i caught this little fellow sunbathing on a recent visit to Lanzarote,i honestly dont know if its a moth or butterfly,any help with identification would be great,ive never seen anything like it before
it was the only butterfly/moth that i saw while i was there!!!!!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Dec 2012 - 2:13 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Alien
Username:michaelo michaelo
Uploaded:9 Dec 2012 - 10:58 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Wildlife / nature
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Margaret101
10 Dec 2012 - 2:49 AM

It looks like a moth to me but a weird one. was it large? really good macro shot!!

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11 Dec 2012 - 1:39 PM

Thanks Margaret it was quite large looked like a leaf from a distance
Unusual visual deterrent on it's back ,looked like face in red to deter any would be attackers I think!!

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