Black-bordered Lemon Moth

(Marimatha nigrofimbria)
Indiana, USA – October 2019

This small and rather inconspicuous moth caught my attention last autumn. It sat motionless at the top of a blade of grass and seemed to enjoy the morning sun.

I quickly screwed the macro lens onto the camera and a small photo session with the small, patient moth was held, and I was able to get quite close to it. Until it was suddenly gone
– just disappeared. I had not seen it flutter away, it was not lying in the grass either. Strange!

With that the session was over and I returned to the house to stow the camera. I turned it over and there the moth sat calmly at the inner edge of the lens hood. Through the window I released it into freedom.