Saturday, July 24, 2010

Camera Critter #120

Walking along the trails of the Dry Canyon in Redmond, Oregon, I noticed a something strange about a Queen Ann's Lace flower. It was maybe twenty feet away, yet something didn't seem right about it.

As I got closer, I realized what made it look strange, what the Artichoke Plume Moth. It may not actually be an Artichoke Plume Moth, I do know it is a Plum Moth. The common house fly which landed as I was imaging the moth was an added bonus...or not.

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Since originally posting this, I have found the flower is actually a Common Yarrow, not as I state above, a Queen Ann's Lace. Thanks Misty for getting me to double check the name.

9 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot and very good eyes.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Nikki-ann said...

The moth makes the flower look like it's got a bow or something tied to it. Wonderful shot :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! Technology allows us to see nature up close and personal don't you think?

RNSANE said...

You really do have good eyes to spot that!


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Poetic Shutterbug said...

What we can see with macro shots is amazing. Fantastic capture.

i beati said...

popular flower

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I didn't even notice the moth until you pointed it out. It's a cool looking thing. I always think it's an added bonus to have 2 insects on a flower or plant at the same time.

Misty Dawn said...

Cool shot! I'm assuming that's "real" Queen Anne's Lace. I know that what we CALL Queen Anne's Lace out here (the Wild Carrot) is actually considered "fake" Queen Anne's Lace.

Siromade said...

Stunning photo and a beautiful flower.