wordless wednesday: watch your step

March 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm 19 comments

six-spot burnet
location: zingaro nature reserve, sicily, italy

 

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  • 1. roth0003  |  March 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Great photo of an interesting subject – wonderful shot!
    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-beautiful-almond-tree.html

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      suzanne:

      i almost stepped on it while hiking in the reserve. 🙂

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  • 3. Patricia  |  March 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Resembles a thistle blossom and a rather large pink speckled fly.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      patricia:

      i believe it’s a six-spot burnet, a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae.

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  • 5. Stella Lee (@Purfylle)  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I have never seen a fly that looked so pretty before. Lovely shot.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      stella:

      actually, i think it’s a six-spot burnet moth. i’m glad you liked the picture. 🙂

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  • 7. Abrianna  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    That fly has pretty wings.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      abrianna:

      it’s a day-flying moth common in Europe. glad i was able to take a picture of it.

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  • 9. Breath of Freshness  |  March 31, 2015 at 12:40 am

    love this photo, I wish I could recreate those coloured wings

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      breath of freshness:

      i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

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  • 11. lifeconfusions  |  March 31, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Beautiful ! 🙂

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      zee:

      thank you as always. 🙂

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  • 13. wordless wednesday: watch your step  |  March 31, 2015 at 8:31 am

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  • 14. fredamans  |  March 31, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Cool insect!

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    • 15. plaridel  |  April 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      freda:

      i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

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  • 16. Leigh W. Smith  |  April 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Cool photo, and thank you for the taxonomic information on the moth, too, Plaridel. Who knew some moths were so colorful?

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    • 17. plaridel  |  April 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      leigh:

      nature has a lot to offer if we just care to look. 🙂

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  • 18. Hannah  |  April 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    It’s a really pretty moth, I love the iridescent aqua wings, and the spots make it even more colorful! I have more pretty moths in my garden than butterflies.

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    • 19. plaridel  |  April 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      hannah:

      i was lucky to have my camera to snap it before it flew away. 🙂

      Reply

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