|Three Coronet moths, Craniophora ligustri. Hayes, 2013.|
Several species of moth and butterfly are variable. This one varies in colour, but not in pattern. Even though the darker ones look almost black to the naked eye, the same markings are all there, and are easily brought out by the camera's flash.
The lighter of these forms looks formidable in close-up. The scales look like ancient Japanese armour, tabs applied in overlapping layers.
|Close-up of Coronet, Craniophora ligustri. Hayes, 13 July 2013.|