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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Warmbaths - Part 7

There were moths that I had never seen before with the most wonderful colors and patterns.

This might be one called a White Monkey (Phiala incana) but I would not swear to it.


...... and the predators were waiting.....
This one has his meal for the night.

32 comments:

Tony nile life said...

The only moth I have seen this year was flitting above a lamp on the high street not much chance of getting a photo with the light glaring behind it. so nice to see the ones you have taken. and a good veriety .

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Some great shots. I must try and take some more moths here. Diane

Firefly said...

The green one with the yellow legs look very unusual. I'm starting to think of you and Zane everytime I see an insect these days.

JM said...

Wonderful moth collection and great spider shots!

A friend of mine sent me a link to a site where you can find all mothes and butterflies native to Europe and northern Africa. As I think maybe you are not familiar to these species I will look for it and will let you know on my next comment. You might enjoy it.

P.S. Sorry for not having belly dancers on my previous post! LOL!

Gaelyn said...

I'm not sure which is more interesting to look at, the various moths, or their predators the spiders.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tony. I wonder why you have seen so few. Is it maybe very dry there this past season?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Diane. They are much easier to photograph than butterflies. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is the first time I have seen one like that too Jonker. Zane is coming up with some beauties too. Seems like you are surrounded by bugs!! :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. That sounds like a link I had but I went through the stuff on it but there is nothing like ours. I think the site is Italian? Send it to me though so I can check it out.

A pity about the belly dancers. It would have been a post everyone would have wanted to see. LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have to agree Gaelyn. I have now just scheduled those we found up in Kruger and other places. A bit behine don't you think? :)

Craver Vii said...

The perspective in that last spider photo is PERFECT!!

birdy said...

That's an awesome collection Joan. The second moth has beautiful colors combination and is my favorite.

Becky and Gary said...

You know Butterflies are beautiful, but Moths do have their place in beauty too. I like the fuzzy ones.
That spider looks frightening. Would be good for a si-fi movie.
B.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Like you with your bug Craver, it took some crawling on the ground again. Thanks. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Birdy. I just wish I could find names for them.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

My favorite was the green stripe one Becky. Such an unusual fellow.

JRandSue said...

Superb collection,great close photography.
John.

Max-e said...

I have forgotten how many different types of insects I lived with when growing up in Warmbaths.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks John. I always love the pics you take as well.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Do you miss them Max? :) I need to go there again soon as it was great.

Gaelyn said...

I too am Way behind on posts. I've barely started with the trip to ZA. Don't seem to have much time what with working and being in love. Hope you are well my friend.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It being winter here has given me the chance to get some of my posts done too as I am not taking any new pictures. Yeah, love and work will do that to you. :)I am so happy for you my friend.

I am okay thanks Gaelyn. This project sure has taken me to better places than I told you about when you were here.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: Start with moths and end with spiders, how neat. Is that a Wolf Spider?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I never thought of it like that Tom but now you mention it, it is quite a contrast isn't it? :)

Yes, it is a wolf spider. I did not think you knew them? :)

SeamusMcDufus Fizgig said...

Love the beetles and spider pics. Fantastic as always, Joan...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sean. Always good to hear from you.

Mary said...

Such interesting moths! You have a real variety, for sure. Great catch to get the spider with one!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. I could not believe how much acticity there was at night and want to explore it more this summer so I guess I am heading for a few sleepless nights. :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: Sometimes you gather knowledge that you don't even know you have. I think that Craig must have taught me the name.

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty moths and I could see the eyes on that spider...wow....

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

So you mean that for once in his life he DID actually know somethine Tom? LOL!! What a surprise that he was right. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is such a cute one Michelle and quite small too. :)