Zygaena filipendulae, a daytime moth that is found in the summer months. Its bright colour warns birds that it is very poisonous, as this moth contains compounds of cyanide in its body.
Very nice capture!
7 Jun 2009 5:52am
An excellent macro !
7 Jun 2009 8:24am
Great close up; love the background.
7 Jun 2009 8:58am
Smart and elegant but dangerous then ! Nice macro.
7 Jun 2009 9:11am
Gorgeous Richard and perfectly framed. I didn't know certain moths were poisonous.
7 Jun 2009 9:33am
this is very beautiful!! superb color and atmosphere and a wonderful macro!!
7 Jun 2009 10:35am
Beautiful contrast between the black & red insect and the lovely palette of greens of the bokeh.
7 Jun 2009 10:59am
7 Jun 2009 12:02pm
Nice the way the moth's colors pop from the green background.
7 Jun 2009 12:38pm
7 Jun 2009 1:49pm
excellent and beautiful macro capture
7 Jun 2009 2:51pm
Sharp & colorful great macro !
7 Jun 2009 3:40pm
7 Jun 2009 4:22pm
excellent - i can't imagine how you get this close quickly enough.
7 Jun 2009 4:50pm
Nice picture, the commentary is interesting, I did not know these signals between insects and birds...
7 Jun 2009 6:33pm
nice color and light
7 Jun 2009 8:11pm
Beautiful tones for this insect
7 Jun 2009 8:47pm
I love the beauty of creation.
7 Jun 2009 9:36pm
This is such a beautiful image. The information about the poisonous nature of this critter is interesting.
7 Jun 2009 9:43pm
A beautiful creature for such a dangerous job. At least it gives out a warning.
8 Jun 2009 12:39am
very colorful bug. nice.
8 Jun 2009 12:45am
Spot on! best...jerry
8 Jun 2009 1:39am
That's a very, very pretty moth. Lovely colors!
8 Jun 2009 1:59am
Wonderful capture...great macro and colours.
8 Jun 2009 4:10am
I simply adore butterfly photos. Excellent find!
8 Jun 2009 6:36am
Beautiful color contrasts, the red with green, the red with black.
8 Jun 2009 8:30pm
I have a version of this one in black and white triangles.... I've not been too successful getting a good photo though... If I did as well as you on this one I would be very happy.
9 Jun 2009 2:23am
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