Category Archives: Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)


Crimson-speckled flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella)

I had the opportunity of photographing another of these spectacular moths. Please refer to the previous post for information about this spectacular moth.

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Swallowtail (Papilio machaon ssp. melitensis)

A common species with an 8.5cm wingspan, its larvae feed on Fennel and Rue. Weather permitting up to 3 broods are produced in a year. This species is found throughout the Palearctic region and is […]

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Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella)

  This type of moth is a very colorful species which has now become rather rare. It has a 4 cm wingspan and can be found in most of Europe, even extending as far east […]

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Common Blue summer brood (Polyommatus icarus)

The Common Blue is a small butterfly. Male upper sides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border while the females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges. This […]

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Hanging Moth

Took this moth during the October month.  It was hanging and since it was a bit rainy it sort of stuck there for a long time making it possible for some decent shots.

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Swallowtail Caterpillar (Papilio machaon ssp. melitensis)

This species is found throughout the Palearctic region and is widespread in Europe.  In Malta it has been identified as an endemic subspecies, Papilio Machaon sep. melitensis Book ref: ISBN: 978-99957-33-27-8  

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Eye contact with a Moth

When I spotted this moth I slowly went to photography it but…no batteries in my flash! Fortunately enough, I had my popup flash. Even though its not the best tool for the job I think […]

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Micro Moth

A micro moth I found with my TV speaker.  It is very small thus had to photograph it with my 180mm attached to a 1.4x Extender.  If anyone can tell me the scientific name of […]

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Just posting a moth that I found flying around.  Caught it, shot photographed it and sent it flying out again.  Anyone who can identify this please feel free. P.S. No Moths where harmed during the photoshoot

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