17 Aug 2008

Orange Moth

The flaming orange color of this moth reminds me of the phrase "Like a moth to a flame...' The phrase is a simple allusion to the well-known attraction that moths have to bright lights. The word moth was used the the 17th century to mean someone who was apt to be tempted by something that would lead to their downfall. This is referred to by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice, 1600: "Thus hath the candle singd the moath." (Credits: Phrasefinder)

Haven't got to chance to search for its name yet.


KylieM said...

wow look at those orange stripes .. such strong colours!

Emila Yusof said...

OH KYlie, I was like a moth to a flame attracted to it. I quickly took out my camera the minute I saw it.

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