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Cinnabar Moth
Comments(8) # Cinnabar Moth london e17

I'm sure it's not just those of us who went through a phase of only wearing black and red that appreciate the wonderful Cinnabar Moth. Their strange flight really is a sight to be seen, it is accomplished in almost the same position as the specimen we see here with the body and wings not far off vertical even when the direction of travel is horizontal. It's also a very slow flight but their colouring warns predators of the poisonous nature of the moth so they've generally left to go on their way. Canon EOS 40D
150 mm
400 ISO
1/500 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired