19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dot-lined White Moth

While "mothing" one evening, a very fresh Dot-lined White, Artace cribarius, came to the lights (mothing: luring moths to certain types of lights to assess their population. None are killed, and lights are extinguished well before dawn so they can disperse prior to daybreak). This fuzzy species is an irresistible photo subject, especially the head-on view. Who said moths aren't cute?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hillsboro, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Jim McCormac