Sunday, January 28, 2007

Butterfly? Moth?



Saw a lot of these up in the port hills on saturday. Not sure what they are or even if they're a moth or a butterfly. On that note I should also mention that Speculum has been updated with some images from the walk.

6 comments:

Nathan said...

Well, the antennae is long and straight with a knob on the end, so it's likely to either be a butterfly or a member of the castnidae family of moths.

Nathan said...

[sorry, correct spelling is 'castniidae' - if anyone really cares]

EONsim said...

heh, yes it would appear so, though looking at the wikipedia article suggests there is plenty of exceptions to most of the rules for classifying them.

Nathan said...

Wikipedia makes everyone an expert ;)

EONsim said...

Heh yep, though "hack" might be more appropriate than expert :)

Jim said...

It's pretty
moths are just ugly butterflies that come out at nighttime
therefore it's a butterfly.