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About to Fall or Fly! | by Raj the Tora
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About to Fall or Fly!

This small moth was almost doing pole dancing at the end of the flowering shoot of the grass. It seemed as though it was about to fall, but no, it has its wings spread! So, with confidence, it was doing U-turns and twists on the grass-pole granting opportunities for taking enough photographs. However, it neither fell down nor flew away, but repositioned itself to a better angle and kept an eye on the photographer.


The comb-like antennae showcases that it is a moth and not a butterfly. Though moths have their wings parallel to the ground while perched, as an exception, this moth holds its wings at 45-degree angle.

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Taken on June 16, 2017