2020 Photomicrography Competition

Bogong moth

Ahmad Fauzan

Jakarta, Indonesia
Image Stacking
5X (Objective Lens Magnification)

Mr. Ahmad Fauzan, an engineer by trade and microscopy hobbyist, created this image of a bogong moth with the goal of illustrating the intricate detail in this somewhat rare insect. This moth breed can take one of two forms, migratory and non-migratory, which are differentiated by the look of their hind wings. In order to capture the detail of the head, mouth and proboscis (shown), image stacking software was applied to 64 individual photographs comprising this winning picture.