Thursday, 14 July 2011

A flag for Mothland

If there were a country called Mothland, maybe this could be its flag. I always enjoy pictures where moths seem to be reading the instructions and advertisements on the eggboxes. This morning, the happy coincidence of an eggbox (complete with Angle Shades moth), red towel and grass looks like the banner of a freshly emerged nation. Here's the latest, for example: the flag of South Sudan.

The Angle Shades has a particularly sophisticated version of the shuttle-shaped marking common on the wings of many moths. Here's another example which visited last night: the Shuttle-shaped Dart with its neat little needle's eye. It reminds me of a clergyman. The eggbox seems to be imitating an advert for 'Jaws'.

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