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Angle Shades Moth

Silly thing was trying to take on the cat in the garden

 

"This species has a wingspan of 45-52 mm and the forewings are very distinctively shaped with a sharply pointed apex. The common name is derived from the characteristic markings on the forewings: the base colour is buffish, brown towards the termen, and is marked with a bold v-shaped pink and green marking. Despite this bright colouring, the angular markings provide excellent camouflage against foliage. The hindwings are whitish with darker venation. Two broods are produced each year, and in the British Isles, the adults are on the wing from May to October.[1] This moth flies mainly at night and is attracted to light and sugar. It may often be seen during the day at rest on fences and garden foliage.

 

The larva is green or brown with reddish spots along the sides and faint dark chevrons along the back" - wiki

 

Managed to find it a safe hiding spot. Dont think there's anything trickier than trying to photograph a moth one handed lol

 

Camera: Sony A580

Lens: Tamron 90mm

Shutter: 1/640sec

Aperture: F5.6

ISO:200

 

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Taken on April 16, 2012