Let’s break out of the North American rut, shall we? Here’s a gorgeous moth from Latvia, sent by our own RQ:
I’m in love with those eyespots. I’m a sucker for the cool colors, blues and greens and purples, and that lavender eyespot fills me with all kinds of squee. It also vaguely reminds me of Drizzt Do’Urden – lavender eyes and all, you see.
RQ says of her wonderful moth, “The colouring’s pretty fantastic, but it’s a common one around here. I’ve come to realize that, while they come in a different range from tropical nature, the colouring of northern hemisphere birds and insects is by no means boring or monotonous (see also: the [redacted], appended).”
Yep, RQ and I know what this UFD is already, but I figured I’d throw you an extra challenge, because why not?
There you are, my darlings. Two lovely creatures for your identification pleasure.
Plenty of room on this blog for more, you know, and I love it when we go worldwide. Got unidentified biological entities? Send ‘em to me! dhunterauthor at gmail will do.