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The night flyers, Moths

The extremely fascinating and curious animal world, the moths. These beautiful insects with their varied shapes, sizes and colors can be observed especially during the night, around an artificial light, a behavior on which scientists are not yet completely in agreement as to why it occurs. Some are long-distance migrants, others stationary but they all have one thing in common, they fly mainly at night Sometimes, in the morning they can find themselves in the immediate vicinity of the light source to rest on the walls, twigs, everything that can offer a good support. Well, this is an excellent time to be able to photograph them as they are still. However I have always preferred (or almost) to photograph them during their nocturnal activity, it seems to me that this is more natural. All are part of the order Lepidoptera but are distinguished in various families. The life cycle is very simple. Adult female lays her eggs on the host plant from which little caterpillars emerge after a while. They feed voraciously from the host plant until they complete some moults, getting bigger and bigger and often changing shape and color. When the time comes they will pupate. Depending on the species they will remain in this state for a while but then the time will come to get out and create a new generation. Here are some species that I have been able to observe and photograph up to now

Craniophora ligustri (the Coronet)
Saturnia pavoniella (the Emperor moth)
Phaiogramma etruscaria (Etruscan viridian)
Epicallia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (the ruby tiger)
Stauropus fagi (the Lobster moth)
Hyles livornica (the striped-hawk moth)
Triodia sylvina (the orange swift)