Syngamia florella: A DAY FLYING MICROMOTH

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$53.50
May Lattanzio

Joined February 2008

Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"

Features

  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Artist's Description

Years ago with my 3 megapixel Canon, I photographed a startlingly beautiful “micromoth”, I had never seen. It flew low in the Spanish Needles (Bidens alba) seeking cover under leaves when not nectaring in the lower flowers.

I sent the photo to Dr. James Adams, Professor of Biology at Dalton State College in GA), who has a passion for lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and he graciously included it on his site.

It’s been a pretty good season here for butterflies and moths – not great as in other years past, but good. I saw a Florella in the Spanish Needles outside my fence, and yesterday, took a walk with my camera, just in case.

I got lucky and it was a complete surprise. 10:30 a.m., in an overcast, slight breeze on the roadside, in a low growing patch of Spanish Needles which has been ruthlessly mowed (the reason they aren’t high) by the county, I found some micromoths. Like their bigger cousins, they are mostly drab but then a Florella erupted in a burst of bright color. I watched and stalked and waited, and finally after a half hour, that one Florella became used to my presence and here is one of the best shots. And isn’t it beautiful?

Sony W90
Bayou George, FL
10/5/2012

Artwork Comments

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  • Ray Clarke
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