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Old 07-25-2009, 03:24 PM   #11
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Thanks, but the better pics of that moth were taken last year, so they can't be entered in the contest. I will enter any really good pics if I can, but the competition is stiff!

I had posted a spider pic here and deleted it, I didn't realize it was just leps (lepidoptera). But staff has started a thread in the insects and arachnids forum for other-than-contest-pics, so I'll post it there instead.

Here's a neat little moth I see here most nights lately, a boxwood leaftier moth, Galasa nigrinodis
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #12
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This thread isn't part of the competition. Please do add last year's plume moth photos.

Posts that you want moved can be moved if you would prefer they be posted in another thread. Let FW or any faciliator know. They can take care of that for you.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:30 PM   #13
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Swamp thing, does this help your older bug photos?
Yes, thank you. I saw that and realized this thread probably didn't need that spider picture - the plume moths are a couple posts back... I type s l o w l y, too..
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:15 PM   #14
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Three from today. I think the blue one is some sort of azure? No clue on the other two. The little tigery one Was maybe1 1/2 across. I thought the two were the same kind, but now looking at the pic they look like different ones? They were enjoying a Euphorbia corollata there. And then the dark brown one. This one was pretty big, about 3 inches across. I couldn't get it to sit still with its wings open. Woudn't you know it had to pick non-native achillea to settle on! I tried for five minutes to get a good pic of that bugger, and finally it settled there!
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:34 PM   #15
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Compare this American Copper to your tigery butterflies:

Butterflies and Skippers of North America - Lycaena phlaeas

The one on the Achillea might be Cercyonis pegala - Common Wood Nymph
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:05 PM   #16
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That does look alot like it! If it's not that exact one, then it must be in the same family.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:28 AM   #17
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Hedgerowe I wonder if the dalmatian moth is an imitation of a snow owl for its protection. It looks a lot like it to me.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:30 AM   #18
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Swampthing I like your plume moths. Their wings sure must be strong to support all that body weight though.......
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Havalotta, it does look like a snow owl but that would be an odd adaption for this part of the world--hardly any snow! It was a very big moth, almost the size of my thumb.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:23 PM   #20
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It is a nice specimen in any case..........
All the moths I have found lately are grey or brown like these........
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