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I photographed this chap on Sheep's Head Peninsula last August, he's a healthy ~7 centimetres long. Obviously a larva of some sort, does anybody know what he's going to turn into? #larva #zoologist #moth #butterfly #caterpillar #pupa #chrysalis #lepidopterist #mothsireland
Today I have mostly been lying in a field trying to photograph this moth, Mother Shipton moth to be precise (see the profile of two hags on each wing). . . . . . . . #mothseason #mothstagram #moth #entomology #entomologist #lepidopterist #natureiscool #wildlifephotography #southdowns #southdownsnationalpark #hampshire #ecology #ecologist #adayinthelife #naturegram #britishwildlife #itsawildlife
Dashing off to the London Olympia Book Fair June 1-3 (not Chelsea!) with lots of stock, including this colorful caricature of 18th century plant and butterfly collectors. #rarebooks #londonolympiabookfair #tulips #lepidopterist #Laurie&Whittle #bookstagram #butterflies #JosephBanks #hinckandwallrarebooks #gardenhistory
This guy was hanging out all day. Any #lepidopterist out there know what he is? I think maybe a Polyphemus Moth.
Strange but true: the world's tiniest exotic butterfly collection. See it to believe it @etsy! #steprightup
My toilet buddy! Got no idea what kind of moth this is but I like the fact his antenna thingies look a bit like an elephants trunk. #moth #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #mothsofinstagram #bugs #nature #wildlife #mothsofthetoiletblockspanishedition
Lunas and Monarchs and Morphos, oh my! Might have gone a little overboard at the #bugfair at @nhmla, but I was able to stop myself before completely filling up my Cal Academy drawer. This way my collection has room to grow! • • • • • #butterflies #moths #specimen #insectsofinstagram #insects #entomology #monarch #bluemorpho #swallowtail #lunamoth #蝶 #蛾 #昆虫学 #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #butterfliesofinstagram
The Blue Morpho #butterfly is on the verge of being classified as an #endangeredspecies . It is severely threatened by #deforestation and unsustainable collection. As one of the largest and most spectacular butterflies in the world we need to do everything we can to insure their protection. You can donate to this effort @amazonconservation This one is being handled by a trained guide at the Manuel Antonio Nature Park on the Pacific coast of #costarica . . . . #endangeredspeciesday #morphobutterfly #bluemorpho #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #butterflies #threatenedspecies #ourplanetdaily #instapassport #roamtheplanet #instatravel #earthtodolist #traveldeeper #starttheadventure #insects #tropicalbutterfly #manuelantonio #manuelantonionationalpark #puravida #lapuravida #rainforest #rainforestwalk #animalplanet #biodiversity #travelcostarica
In addition to birds, I also saw lots of cool Caribbean #butterflies in Puerto Rico like this endemic Puerto Rican Calisto. I found an abundance of these Nymphalid butterflies along the mountain trail in Maricao, including a mating pair!
Splendida foto di una falena sfinge colibrì (Macroglossum stellatarum) colta da @maggionisilvio mentre si accinge a divorare il nettare di un fiore di lavanda. Spesso confuse con veri colibrì, sono quasi più affascinanti 😉 A fantastic capture by @maggionisilvio of a hummingbird hawk moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) just seconds before it devours the nectar of a lavendar flower. Often confused with real hummingbirds, this species is somewhat more fascinating 😉
"Leave it to women to get us out of this mess." - Vandana Shiva . . . Heidi as Moth, 2010.🕯Image by @ttealss #moth #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #witch #witchesofinstagram
The last poly emerged this morning, She's all set up to find a mate tonight! My last hope for some eggs this spring! Fun fact: she's the last offspring from my wild pairing LAST summer. Polyphemus moth Antheraea polyphemus 5/9/17 #antheraeapolyphemus #polyphemusmoth #silkmoth #saturniidae #saturniid #giantsilkmoth #moth #moths #entomology #lepidopterist #lepidoptera
Scarlett saved up to buy herself 2 deceased Asian butterflies which finally arrived today. So I took some nice photos before we framed them. They are a Scarlet Mormon and a Paper Kite, all the way from the Philippines. 🦋 #butterflies #asianbutterflies #scarletMormon #paperkite #taxidermy #butterfly #lepidopterist #entomology
Lovely lepidoptera for the May bag of the month project. This bag has a terrific shape and details. I used antique bronze hardware and olive canvas to give it an "in the field" look.
My latest newsletter is now available, sign up on my website, link in my bio. This month there's a special offer for you if you'd like to 'adopt' a hatchling #libertyprint #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #etsy #etsyseller #etsycoupon #newsletters #butterfly #butterflies #readallaboutit
Aren't they fascinating? #moth 🦋 #lepidoptera #entomology #ecology #taxonomy #backyardscience S/O @risaturniidproject 😀 Found these lovely critters in garden soil, slumbering away, waiting for their wings and spring. Could be a #cutwormmoth #noctua #underwingmoth guess I'll find out!
We didn't expect to see so many interesting moths on our last trip to China. Loved the color and symmetry of this one but still haven't been able to determine its name. #moth #butterfly #insects #lepidopterist #travelphotography #nature
"...A reverie of patterns. And remembrances, and goings-over. Colors that lent me their names. (The waking world is too heavy at times. I comprehend you in all your complexity; asleep in a foreign place.)" // Early May, morning. Four and one. // #V
Eacles imperialis #2! He emerged some time yesterday or the day before. I am crossing my fingers that they will all emerge some time within the next two weeks so I can get a pairing. This 90 degree weather in CA is so nice👌🏻😅 #imperialmoth #eaclesimperialis #Eacles #saturniidae #Silkmoth #giantsilkmoth #entomology #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #moth #moths #california
My first Luna moth of the year 💚😍💚 I raised this Actias Luna from an egg last July, and while some of the cocoons eclosed a few weeks later, some of them stayed sleeping for a little longer 😄💕 I'm so loving all this Lepidoptera action lately!!!🐛🌿🦋
#100daysofhomeed Today, sending off for caterpillars, and searching for a snail (shudder) to observe! #insectlore #lovehomeed #bugs #lepidopterist #snails #butterflies #homeed #unschool #unschooled #unschooling #metamorphosis
"...Recall the time lovingly that you were beautiful and whole and perfect in the moment, content in your solitude. This is the you that makes you happiest." // Late April, afternoon. The waiting game. // 🦋💕🔮
I'm making the most of this blorange hair before I dye it Friday 🍊 Expect more selfies
Старичок-лесовичок... Неожиданная встреча в далеких диких краях Оймякона. Французский ученый-лепидоптеролог приехал изучать особенную бабочку, обитающую только здесь. Мне повезло. Я не видела ничего подобного. Russia Yakutia #люблюприроду #explore #frenchman #lepidopterist #лепидоптеролог #бабочки #butterfly #instacoll #amazing #instagramfr #instagramru #instagood #портрет #portrait #старики #aged #борода #yktlife @yktlife #ykt_sakha @ykt_sakha #ykt_instalife @ykt_instalife #ykt @yakutian_life #men #insects #adventure #travel #naturelover #lovenature #photooftheday #wildlife #instagram
Can any budding lepidopterists (definitely didn't google what the name of butterfly/moth experts is... *cough*..🙄) ID this little critter? 🐛 #johnmuirtrust #johnmuirtrustnevis #caterpillar #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #glennevis #bennevis #steallfalls #steallgorge #critter #🐛
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. ~ Gardens with Wings
Tic Tac Toe Had three male cecropias emerge last night. Somebody better have some females. Hyalophora cecropia Hatched: 5/25/16 Pupation : 7/10/16 Eclosion: 4/30/17 #moth #moths #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #entomology #entomologist #bugs #insects #cecropiamoth #hyalophoracecropia #cecropia #robinmoth #silkmoth #giantsilkmoth #saturniid #saturniidae
Two great pictures of #Emperor #moth spotted lately on social media. They must be about at the moment so keep eyes open! Forgive pun. Saturnia pavonia is the only member of the Saturnidae family found in the British Isles. The best known moths of this group are the silk worms of the #Tropics the #caterpillars of which are known as #silkworms. In the U.K. it can be found from the extreme west of #Cornwall to the north of Scotland. It favours open #moor and #heathland. #moth #moths #mothsofinstagram #eyes #eyecatcher #lepidoptera #lepidopterist #biology #biologylife