Cloud Forest - Nina Zitani
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Cloud forest, Ecuador: A wild silk moth (bottom: "Copaxa andensis", family Saturniidae) and a leaf-mimic geometrid moth (top: genus "Oxydia") in the morning at a light trap. These moths would not normally associate in this way. A light trap the night before this photo was taken lured them to a white sheet, allowing me to study them without causing them any harm.

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