Silver Y

New to me, this day flying moth, a Silver Y, was flitting about rapidly on the lavender, never staying still for a moment. Out of maybe 100 shots there were just a few that were not too badly blurred and relatively in focus. This was maybe the best, head-on, proboscis in flower.

silver y frontThese more give more of an impression:

But they pale into insignificance against this photograph by Ian Alexander, via Wikimedia Commons – one that stayed still, in perfect camouflage.

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This shows the silver mark on its wing, which looks a bit like a letter Y.

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