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Can anyone identify this moth

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Glenbogel06, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Glenbogel06

    Glenbogel06 In the Brooder

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    We found this thing on our front deck. Don't know what the heck it is . . . friend or foe . . . but it sure was cool looking. Does anyone have any opinions? Our place is in the Panhandle of West Virginia, near Berkeley Springs.

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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    We had the same one in our coop!
     
  3. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

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    That's beautiful!
     
  4. CalicoFarm

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  5. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    Maybe a Deaths Head moth?
    I take it back - Imperial.[​IMG]
     
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  6. is it really that big or does it just look that way? O_O
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I think it is an Imperial Moth! Our was super huge for a moth. [​IMG]
     

  8. breezy

    breezy Songster

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    You should post that at www.whatsthatbug.com
    Its a very cool bug site. You post that pic for everybody to see and they id pics of unknown bugs there for people.
     
  9. Glenbogel06

    Glenbogel06 In the Brooder

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    I knew you all would know what it is!! Geez . . . I love this web site! Yes, it's really this big. My mom actually spotted it over the weekend. Incredibly cool looking. And thanks for that bug website. I'll post pictures there, and see what people have to say.
     
  10. bald k9

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    My Grandmother told me whenever you see this moth ,you are being blessed by Jesus, She called it a prayer moth,She would always tell us that because if you look at the moth [where i outlined in white] It looks like Jesus at the last supper/or welcoming you to pray with him ,so now when I see them I think of her!!! [​IMG]
     

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