Friday, October 04, 2013

Arrowhead with bulging eyes.

A pair of these little moths were sleeping on the wall by our door this afternoon, tiny brown arrowheads on the greyish stucco.

Probably a snout moth, just under 1 cm. long.

The moths were either very sleepy, or very tolerant; this one allowed me to take photos from an inch away. And her* eyes are strange:

It looks like a staring eye at the bottom of a blown-up balloon.

*Going by the antennae; the antennae of male moths are more feathery; they have to home in on a female by the scent of her pheromones, often in the dark, and the antennae are the "smellers".

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