Adrian Smith of Ant Lab (previously), who is also a scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, captured the absolutely ethereal beauty of seven different moths as they took off to flight in slow motion against a purple background.
Take off flight sequences captured at 6,000 fps! All the moths in this video were collected and filmed in Cornish, NH between July 12 – 16. All moths were released after filming.
Here are the moths in order of appearance: Rosy maple mot, Polyphemus moth, Dark marathyssa, Virginian tiger moth, Beautiful wood-nymph, White-dotted prominent, and Blinded sphinx.