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Spectacular footage shows seven moths flying in breathtaking slow motion

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#insects
#moths
#Slow motion
#Video

August 4, 2021

Grace Ebert

Almost a year after it was released its very popular footage of muppet-like insects, Dr. Adrian Smith is back with another montage in incredible slow motion. This similarly spectacular sequel, recorded with a macro lens at 6,000 images per second, documents the unique flight maneuvers of seven species of moths slowly rising into the air. Smith captures both graceful wing movements and awkward flapping of the legs and draws rare glimpses into the yellow underbelly of the Virginia tiger moth, the spiky mohawk of the white-spotted celebrity and the beautiful wood nymph’s habit of sprinkling microscopic scales, all with extraordinary detail. For more close-ups of moths, beetles, and other insects, hread Smith’s YouTube. (about The children should see that)

#insects
#moths
#Slow motion
#Video

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