Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Basket cases

I've been thinking about blogging on this image for a while but haven't got the right angle yet. While I'm waiting for inspiration, I'd like to share it with you. It's a picture of the cocoons of a clouded footman moth (variously known as Anestia ombrophanes or Xanthodule fuscogrisea) taken in northern New South Wales by nature enthusiast and blog commenter Tapperboy. Those beautiful baskets are woven from silk and shed hair. Unweaving the rainbow? Pffft!

2 comments:

tapperboy said...

Oneday I'll be there when the moths emerge, oneday....


Latest images show vacated cocoons

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tapperboy/360343214/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tapperboy/360343217/

The artistry of nature is such cool stuff.


:)

tapperboy said...

I've now made a set using the five images I have in my photostream. Any others I happen to take I'll add to the set and repost back to here with an update.

The set...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tapperboy/sets/72157594558918791/

:)