68Days #298 Tiny Wings

Wild apples with a lovely moth sunning on one of them.

These wild apples are delicious to eat in addition to being beautiful as they get their blush to show that they are ripe.

This was to be a macro of some pretty, wild (in this case wild as in growing randomly next to a wet lands area) apples. They are unidentified, delicious, juicy and pack more flavor than ones I buy at the grocery.

Is it true that butterfly antenna are held out while moth antenna are tucked back along the body? If this is true, the pretty winged creature sunning on the apple is a small butterfly. Both antenna are held out wide in front, spread out wider than the wings. They are red with red tips and you can see them if you know to look for them.

If the antenna position is backwards or just an old wives tale would one of you, please enlighten us. I love to learn something new every day. Also I love to hear from you.

Cheers to tiny surprises,



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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

2 responses to “68Days #298 Tiny Wings”

  1. Robin Koontz says :

    Lovely photo, thanks for sharing. I’d would think it’s a moth, because they rest with wings out and butterflies rest with wings closed over their bodies. However, the antenna on this creature have clubbed ends, which means it’s a butterfly (moths don’t have clubbed ends other than a rare sun moth in Australia, last time I checked). In fact, it looks a bit like a freshly “hatched” butterfly that might be drying new wings! Strange time of the year for that.

    But as for how antennae are forward or backward to determine butterfly or moth, nope, that’s not a way to tell the difference.

    Apples that ripen now are winter apples, and they generally have a lot more sugar than the earlier varieties! Good for cider. And for eating!

    • Shez says :

      Thank you so much Robin for both the compliment and the information. The photo was actually taken in September and so they are past ripening now. They are also great in pies 😉

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