Crazy Moth!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jessied1227, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Okay, we found this HUGE moth on the shutter outside my bedroom window this morning. To put it's size into perspective, I am a tall girl, 5'9", and the rings on my finger are size 9, so my hands aren't small.
    I took this with my cell phone, so that's why the image is blurry.

    Anybody know what the heck it is? [​IMG]
  2. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2007
    It's pretty whatever it is![​IMG]
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Definately a Luna Moth....they are so beautifull....we see about one a year...I look for them all the time...I just love them.
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    We have them all over our yard. You ever seen those lunesta commercials? Thats what that moth is
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I would love to see one of those . How beautiful they are....
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Wow... he is pretty! I've seen a huge moth only once in my life. It was bigger than my hand and I, like you, am very tall (5' 10") and wear a size 8-1/2 wedding band! [​IMG]
    Yep... I pretty much ran away screaming. I was NOT prepared to see something like that.
  8. Jsto

    Jsto Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    Oh wow, isn't he gorgeous! I've never quite seen anything like it!

    Just saw a moth the other day whilst at boyscout camp with the young'n I work with that I swear was so huge I thought for a minute it was a downed bat!! I used to be terrified of the things as kids, but find them fascinating now.
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    The caterpillars are big, mean, and electric green - but they eventually grow out of it. This is a little one that was fooled by our `mock' spring back in April.

  10. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Oh, neat!! I was afraid to pick it up, I didn't want to scare it away, LOL. It is still around the house. Yesterday, it was on the side porch rail all day, this morning it's out on the front deck.

    I never thought of the Lunesta commercial. [​IMG]


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