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The Night Fliers

Little flying teddy bears with wings


As I have started to be a macro photographer I've realized how adorable moths can be.

   

They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.

 
   

Most are incredibly "furry". Which brings about an interesting fact.

 
 

What we see as fur is actually scales.

Their bodies including their wings are covered in scales

 

A much longer version covers their actual bodies.

   

This is why when you touch a moths wings it leaves dust on your hands.

 

That's actually the scales pulverizing

 

Moths have become one of my favorite critters to photograph. They all have such amazing character.

 

What a beautiful night to be outside.


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