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Old 06-16-2014, 10:00 AM   #21
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I found this interesting, I haven't seen one of these before!

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I did a quick search and guessed it to be the leopard moth..... Ohhhh Ahhhh Mmmmm I see I'm late to the I D. party. Oh well better late than to skip it all together I guess. Catch ya later...On the run-Haul again.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:22 AM   #22
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Not as impressive as the Leopard moth, I find these occasionally on window screens at our cabin in western NC. I don't really know moth id's. Anyone know what this is?
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:26 AM   #23
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Looks like a Giant Silk Moth (Saturniidae) family.

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You'll get the hang of it.

You posted that, didn't ya?
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Not as impressive as the Leopard moth, I find these occasionally on window screens at our cabin in western NC. I don't really know moth id's. Anyone know what this is?
It's a beauty. That is a comment, not an ID.

Seems I should know what it is, but moths are not my specialty.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:26 PM   #26
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Not as impressive as the Leopard moth, I find these occasionally on window screens at our cabin in western NC. I don't really know moth id's. Anyone know what this is?
That is a female Promethea moth, Callosamia promethea
Species Callosamia promethea - Promethea Moth - Hodges#7764 - BugGuide.Net

They are common in NC, have a broad range of host plants including many of our common deciduous trees - maple, sweet gum, birch, tulip tree, magnolia, apple, cherry, sassafras. I find them in my woods in Chapel Hill.

Welcome! So you have a cabin in western NC; I think you are the only other North Carolinian who I have noticed posting.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:34 PM   #27
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Pickerel weed, by my pond
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Blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, also by my pond
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I am off to Maui in a few days, and will try for some cool underwater pix - a friend is loaning me a camera to use while snorkeling, which should be a blast.
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That is a unique take on a monarda--I'm used to seeing photos of them in full bloom...it is nice to see the beauty and geometry of the flower bud itself.
Thanks, dap. This one is right next to the driveway, which is why I'd noticed it.
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That looks like the ninebark I just got. They are beautiful
EllenW, you will enjoy your ninebark. It is a foolproof plant that looks good in all seasons.
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Thanks, dap. This one is right next to the driveway, which is why I'd noticed it.
You're welcome.

Mine aren't even showing any signs of making flower buds. I really should move some of them up closer to the house where I don't have to trek out on he paths to see them.
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