My pretty visitor

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by JulieNKC, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I found this moth knocking on my window, so I let it in to take some pics of it. Just thought I'd share. [​IMG]
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  2. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Oh, it's a Luna Moth! I haven't seen one of those in over 20 years! That really makes me think of my childhood in the woods of Maine, we'd always see them. I don't think I've seen any anywhere else since then. I love those, they're so pretty and sweet. I used to sit on my porch at night and they'd land on the house by the spotlight and I'd just sit and stare at them in awe. Thanks for reminding me of a fond childhood memory. [​IMG]

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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Very pretty [​IMG]
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    last year there was one of those at my house haha
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yes I love watching the ones here...I have let them inside for a bit and when they go back to the sliding glass door, I open it for them to go outside. Very cool and neat creatures.
     
  6. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    Incidentally, the ones I had in the woods of Maine were HUGE. I don't know if they are all that big or not, and it's hard to tell from the OP's pic, but I'm talking like the size of my fully spread out hand! Just beautiful.
     
  7. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    Quote:They're all huge! [​IMG] I love Lunar Moths. I don't see them very often.
     
  8. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:They're all huge! [​IMG] I love Lunar Moths. I don't see them very often.

    Yeah, I kind of thought they all were, but I've really never seen them anyplace but there, so I wasn't sure. Also, in those woods we had some weird *mutant* gigantic things. Extra big moths, extra big frogs; we discovered a lot of giant sized stuff deep in those woods!
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the first one i've ever seen here. Hubby called me in the room asking me if I wanted to catch a huge butterfly for my daughter. I was so excited to see what it was, so I let it in to take a few pics, then let it back out. Now I'm going to be watching for them more often.
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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