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Natural poses of moths

I love field guides of all kinds, but because of my profession I especially enjoy insect field guides.  I’ve come to appreciate well selected photos or artwork that carefully depict an organism’s key identification characters.  There is also a certain aesthetic to a meticulously-posed picture of a series of butterflies, or moths or beetles. You can recognize a quality posed moth or butterfly by the uniformly spread wings.  The trailing edge of the front wing should be perpendicular to the body and the hind wings must be pulled… Read More →