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Old 06-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Look what I found

I found a Giant Leopard Moth on the front of my house this afternoon. I've lived here 7 years, and that was the first time I've seen an adult. I didn't know moths got that big here in Virginia.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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We found one of those the other day too.. first time I've ever seen one.

And then we found another odd moth very soon after. Something about that house just attracted them.

This is the other one.. no clue what it is.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
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Hmm.. looks like it was some kind of sphinx moth, perhaps.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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I found a Giant Leopard Moth on the front of my house this afternoon. I've lived here 7 years, and that was the first time I've seen an adult. I didn't know moths got that big here in Virginia.
When you said "look", I thought you were posting a photo.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
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When you said "look", I thought you were posting a photo.
I couldn't get a good picture. He was standing on my palm, flapping his wings as hard as he could. It was quite cute. I wish I'd taken the photo during the day (they're nocturnal).
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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We found one of those the other day too.. first time I've ever seen one.

And then we found another odd moth very soon after. Something about that house just attracted them.

This is the other one.. no clue what it is.
or an IO moth, or a hummingbird moth....
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #7
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As long as we're showing off our moths...
Does this look like yours Gideon?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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Mine's wings were very... funky and weird.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #9
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Atlas moth, largest moth in the world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacus_atlas

Well. Just thought it was interesting.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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It's kind of pretty, in a freaky kind of way... We saw a huge one the other day and I immediately thought of mnothman Prophesies... *shiver*

Sorry for typos, can't see my words?? freaky
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #11
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Mine's wings were very... funky and weird.
Was it possibly still unfurling? It kind of looks newly "hatched".

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #12
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It appeared quite mature.

Here's something similar.. a Walnut Sphinx Moth
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3414
And one more:
http://www.discoveringalabama.org/di...1126901172.jpg
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:48 PM   #13
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It appeared quite mature.
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Okay. Well, it looks beautiful, as does Nate's Leopard. I've always thought moths were classical understated elegance to a butterfly's gaudy glitz (which I still like...I just like moths better).
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #14
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It appeared quite mature.

Here's something similar.. a Walnut Sphinx Moth
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3414
And one more:
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Nice pictures! They are wonderfully camoflaged!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:17 AM   #15
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Giant stick insect on my door. Kind of cute, but creepy at the same time.
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