Moth Bug

Wildlife in the Garden
Moth Bug by Deborah Jordan

Image details - Moth Bug

Photographer: Deborah Jordan
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


This shot was taken in my garden in January, the height of Summer. The lime green Moth Bug presented an attractive colour connection to the plant it was resting on. I wanted to show the detail on the broad fan-like triangular wings. I had noticed the nymphs appearing in my garden for a few weeks before and I wanted to capture the beautiful adult . The adults are seen very infrequently, and you have to keep searching for them in the garden, in the early morning. As it was resting in a very shaded area, I had to carefully pick my way through the garden plants to set up the picture.


3rd place - Wildlife in the Garden