Spot the moth!

Tony Eales, a researcher in Queensland and regular contributor to “readers’ wildlife photos”, sent a “spot the” picture. I’ll let him tell you what you’re supposed to spot, and there will be a reveal later:

I took a wide shot of this moth with a “spot the” in mind but found that on the computer the moth actually stood out very well. However there was another moth in the same photo that did not stand out at all.

NOTE: THERE ARE TWO MOTHS IN THE PHOTO. ONE IS QUITE OBVIOUS, BUT YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR THAT ONE. 

The hidden moth is an unidentified species of Scioglyptis, but the species of the obvious one is unknown. Your job is to spot the cryptic moth.  I’d call this one “pretty hard.” There will be a reveal at 11 a.m. Chicago time:

14 Comments

  1. BobTerrace
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    It was very easy to spot the moss 🙂

    • Paul Matthews
      Posted June 9, 2020 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      I think it’s lichen!

    • Posted June 9, 2020 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      Note that the OBVIOUS moth is not the one that you’re looking for!

      • BobTerrace
        Posted June 9, 2020 at 9:03 am | Permalink

        Moss was a joke, not a typo.

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    I found it in less that 10 seconds!

    • Paul Matthews
      Posted June 9, 2020 at 7:55 am | Permalink

      So did I. The only problem is that I’m not 100% sure that what I found is actually it.

  3. E.A. Blair
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    It was so easy, I probably didn’t really spot it.

  4. neil
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    the obvious one is obvious, the second one is..
    are you sure this isn’t one of your optical illusion posts? i must have spotted the Other Moth a dozen times, looked away…and it’s moved! Everything looks like a moth!

    Maybe it’s a tree made entirely out of moth?

    • Tony Eales
      Posted June 9, 2020 at 8:58 am | Permalink

      I like this theory

  5. GBJames
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I think I see the second one. But who knows?

  6. Sue B
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Spotted both moths, rather quickly.

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted June 9, 2020 at 9:33 am | Permalink

      “both moths”

      I like that!

  7. Posted June 9, 2020 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Got it. The not obvious one I mean. Good one!


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