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Buff Tip Moth (Phalera Bucephala)

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Buff Tip Moth (Phalera Bucephala) This photo shows the head of the moth and how it uses camouflaged against the broken end of a silver birch branch.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: blackbird, chalkhillblue, AZZA_AJD and 16 more

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blackbird 15 159 15 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 7:38PM
fascinating camouflage
23 Dec 2008 7:58PM
A superb macro image, so well observed, well done.
SurreyHillsMan 14 27 2 England
23 Dec 2008 8:18PM
Great close up Sue

BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 9:43PM
Brilliant macro shot.
whiteswan01 14 13 England
23 Dec 2008 9:46PM
i still cant tell them apart well done
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 10:10PM
Oh, well done, Sue. I have tried this but couldn't get the moth so close to the end of the twig. I congratulate you on managing what I could not. I bet a lot of people won't understand what this is from the thumbnail. Clever, clever, clever !!!
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
23 Dec 2008 10:39PM
Excellent Sue, superb macro. Full of detail. Ron.
23 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Cracking detail Sue.
fishing 14 4
24 Dec 2008 5:41AM
Hi all thanks for the lovely comments.


harrattp 15 11 4 England
24 Dec 2008 9:55AM
WOW that really shows the creature can blend in doesn't it.

Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
24 Dec 2008 12:25PM
Incredible camoflage! What an interesting shot.
fishing 14 4
24 Dec 2008 9:40PM
Hi Paul & Joline.



pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 1:30AM
E2 featured photo at this moment.
fishing 14 4
31 Dec 2008 6:08PM
Hi pamelajean



wyatturp 16 2 England
30 Jan 2009 3:01PM
This is my fav one
fishing 14 4
30 Jan 2009 6:07PM
Hi wyatturp.



bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
31 Jan 2009 12:50PM
Brilliant capture - shows how wonderfully well the camouflage works.

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