Montana Outdoors

May 17, 2009

Scalloped Sallow?

Filed under: Butterflies, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 1:24 am

This little fellow was visible at quite a distance late last evening, looking so much like a dried leaf that I nearly passed him by. I think he just settled in on some leafy spurge near the river, put on his very best leaf imitation jammies and went to sleep, allowing me a close look and a close-up photo.

Scalloped Sallow?

Eucirroedia pampina
Family: Owlet Moths, Miller Moths


  1. Is that a tear in its wing.. that dark area? That little one would be almost invisible against autumn leaves!


    Comment by Cedar — May 17, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    • No, I think the wings are perfect. There’s a shadow from the flash… Yes, it’s excellent camo, especially effective where there are Oregon grape around because they typically have a few red leaves and also brown ones, so even if he were seen, he likely would be ignored.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2009 @ 7:15 am

  2. What a perfect and beautiful camouflage uncovered by a discerning and observant photographer!


    Comment by Maureen — May 17, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    • The little thing certainly has a pretty suit of clothes, doesn’t it! Looks like it has just been groomed.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  3. And very nice jammies they are!


    Comment by connie — May 17, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

  4. looks like a stealth, but isn’t! it’s beautiful!!


    Comment by kcjewel — May 17, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  5. Wonderful! You’ve certainly done justice to his beauty!


    Comment by Tabbie — May 17, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

    • Well, he was very patient or as I mentioned, asleep. That’s my only chance at wildlife!


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

  6. Get him while he’s sleeping. Whatever works. 🙂


    Comment by iheartfilm — May 19, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

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