Pyrausta aurata.

By bricurtis
Pyrausta aurata.

Small daytime flying moth......... about 18 mm wingspan......... feeding on Marjoram.

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Tags: Insects General Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Mint moth Wildlife and nature Marjoram Pyraustra aurata

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Immaculate and Impeccable detail as always Brian, excellent work mate.

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 8:12PM
Very fine macro shot, Brian.
11 Sep 2012 8:39PM
stunning Grin
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
11 Sep 2012 8:47PM
I spotted one of those not so long ago ( Chris took me doing this, see my PF Smile) but my result didn't even come close to this.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
11 Sep 2012 9:03PM

Quote:I spotted one of those not so long ago ( Chris took me doing this, see my PF Smile) but my result didn't even come close to this.

They are tricky Annette - very quick movements when nectaring. I see you were really getting down to it.Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 9:07PM
A real cracker Brian
Beautiful shot
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
11 Sep 2012 9:23PM
As pretty to see as any butterfly and not easily captured either, well done Bri..
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
11 Sep 2012 9:38PM
Captured and detailed to perfection, Brian. Love the wing patterning, textures and rich warm tones. Those wings remind me of fine tapestry work! Stunning.
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 9:50PM
Perfectly photographed & presented, Brian. Also has a great 3D effect if you look at it long enough.
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
11 Sep 2012 9:57PM
Superb image of this diminutive beauty...

pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 10:43PM
It was only when I saw one of these on EPZ that I started looking for them, and was surprised how tiny they are, but noticeable by their colour. Amazing detail, Brian, on one so very small.
PattiW Plus
10 24 2 United States
11 Sep 2012 11:46PM
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
12 Sep 2012 3:59AM
Mint moths are tiny, but it's amazing how coarse their wings look when up close - brilliantly caught, the details are fantastic!
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
12 Sep 2012 5:56AM
A stunner, Brian. Carol
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
12 Sep 2012 7:05AM
Stunning macro Brian.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
12 Sep 2012 10:03AM
Glorious colours and detail Brian. Super shot.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
12 Sep 2012 11:18AM
Excellent detail and colour Brian....perfect Grin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 2:11PM
What a shot Brian
the detail and colours truly great
Tibetan 3 3 England
12 Sep 2012 4:42PM
Lovely shot great detail like it a lot nice colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
13 Sep 2012 8:05PM
Thanks to PattiW - I'm very grateful.Grin

Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 3:11PM
Fantastic detail, colours and textures in this exceedingly fine close up shot of this beautiful little moth. If you are not careful the Big O will be sending you a threatening pm for encroaching into his territory!Wink As you very well know he does not like competition and having his nose pushed out of joint! lol Grin
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 9:01PM
Another beautifully embroidered dress WinkWink
Wonderful capture Brian SmileSmile

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