Southern Flannel Moth
Male Southern Flannel Moth, Megalopyge opercularis. Photographed under a light, Durham County, North Carolina.
One of my favorite photos--taken with a digital point-and-shoot and a supplemental LED light source. I put the digicam on a small tripod and braced it right over the moth. The depth of field is very good--that is a feature of cameras with small lenses and sensors--handy if you have enough light.
Nikon Coolpix 4500, SL-1 fill light providing all the light, I believe--it was dark.
file: Megalopyge_opercularisMPCCP20040714-5799A1 (updated 2/18/08).