It took another week, but here at last are my moth week pictures. There were nowhere near as many moths as last year, perhaps because it was much cooler in the evenings this year.
First I had to get ready. Lights set up to shine through a sheet on the window. Note the moth orchid mascot.
Plank between ladders as platform for tripod. My wife said “you are very strange”, but I can’t really deny that.
The first moth didn’t need any set up – it came to the front of the house and I found it on one of the pillars holding up the porch roof.
This related Sphinx moth, below, has a surprise for would-be predators, when it opens its wings.
The next one gets its name from the scribbles, similar to some people’s handwriting. I like its name. The moth is very metallic-looking so is hard to photograph in the dark. This one preferred the window glass to my sheet so there are many reflections.