A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia


This moth seemed to know full well that it was blending in with its surroundings, as it made no effort to fly off even when approached closely.  I’ve seen various bugs and creepy crawlies that were perfectly camouflaged against tree bark, grass, leaves, and other natural materials, but this is the first insect I’ve seen that is perfectly adapted to blend in against the wall of a Go Mart. 

Could it be a new species???  Someone call the Smithsonian!

Summersville, Nicholas County, WV


4 responses

  1. That’s so odd that this moth of yours fit into the wall perfectly, but at the same time your macro shot shows us the saturated rainbow down its back. Nice attention to detail!

    August 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

    • Thanks for commenting Mary. I think this moth knew he was hard to see.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

  2. Beautiful buttery colours and textures. Good eye!

    August 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

  3. Nice photo !

    August 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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