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Iridescent Strobisia Moth (Strobisia iridipennella) Moth twirling/spinning around very quickly on a leaf surface at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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Iridescent Strobisia Moth (Strobisia iridipennella)

Moth twirling/spinning around very quickly on a leaf surface at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

Iridescent Strobisia Moth (Strobisia iridipennella) Moth twirling/spinning around very quickly on a leaf surface at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81562/iridescent_strobisia_moth_strobisia_iridipennella.html Geotagged,Strobisia iridipennella,Summer,United States

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  1. Really cool species and respect for nailing focus on this one! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Oh, thank you! It was nearly impossible to get a shot with all of the twirling! Posted 4 months ago

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''Strobisia iridipennella'', the iridescent strobisia moth, is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by James Brackenridge Clemens in 1860. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from New York to Florida, west to Texas and Illinois, south to Mexico.

The wingspan is about 10 mm. The forewings are dark brown to blackish with three iridescent-blue streaks evenly spaced along the costa, projecting at right angles toward the middle of the wing. Another blue.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 9, 2019. Captured Jun 25, 2019 22:17 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm