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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).

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Taken on July 14, 2004