Focus stacking a Muslin moth

It has been a bit quiet on the new-to-the-garden moths, basically because it’s still quite cold and the night-flyers aren’t out in great numbers yet. Nevertheless, a male Muslin moth (Diaphora mendica) turned up last night. Hashtag #floof. Here he is “focus stacked” using half a dozen macro close-ups and Zerene Stacker. The aerial view is a single shot.

Photo stacked Muslin moth

The females don’t have the big pheromone antennae and are white with the black spots.

Overhead view male Muslin moth

The other moths that are around and that have turned up in varying numbers in the last month or so include: Common Quaker, Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker, Hebrew Character, Clouded Drab, Early Grey, Twenty Plume, Common Plume, Early Thorn, Garden Carpet, Nut-tree Tussock, Agonopterix yeatiana, March Moth, The Chestnut, Double-striped Pug, March Dagger, Dotted Border, Pale Pinion, Oak Beauty, Pale Brindled Beauty, Acleris cristana.

bob游戏手机版 of all these updated with the new entries can be found in my Mothematics gallery on Imaging Storm, also includes butterflies, but they’re really just a type of moth, anyway.

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