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  • emim 353 on 15 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ethna, hawk moth, kate sylvester, t-shirt   

    into the light – kate sylvester 

    the summer 2011 collection and it’s about moths! and the speedway among other things. some prints do look suspiciously like butterflies but there is a healthy inclusion of the famed hawk moth and death moth. other than the obvious, shapes allude to the patterns on the wings of moths as well as the wings of moths and the toned down colours help us associate more with the more modest moth and not the showy butterfly setting a nice relaxed mood for the warmer months. so i can’t really talk fashion as you can tell but i want. check out the rest of the collection here.

  • emim 134 on 26 September 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: co-evolution, darwin, , hawk moth, moth tongue   

    four moths 

    but i only have two moths to post and then i will show you only one for now. this one was resting quite a way back from the light sources and where two walls meet. another came by and flitted about all over the show too fast to be documented and it harassed the quiet rester and they fell and disappeared into my clothes presumably never to see light again. quiet rester looked really similar to the first but had stripes instead of spots and was a little smaller. in the photo you can see that it also differs as it has stubs for antennae. i’m not sure whether they are meant to be like this or if life’s been difficult. i’m not even entirely sure it was antennae now that i think about it. maybe it was the tongue. i will take an educated guess it is also a part of the geometridae family but not going to commit to xyridacma ustaria. identifying has been difficult lately. when university subsides i will go to te papa to see the moth collection and to the library to get some moth books.

    speaking of moth tongues, have you heard about darwin’s predicted moth which was discovered forty years later and helped his argument for co-evolution?

    • emim 108 on 8 October 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i think i know what this one is. how original is “brown evening moth”? however, the scientific name makes up for it here with gellonia dejectaria. poor moth.

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