Not a PET

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ivan3, May 30, 2008.

  1. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    More like food for a couple species of bats and the Southern Nocturnal Flying Squirrels. But, they do `hatch' and they do fly. Good rains and cool weather this spring have led to an overage of these guys. The two below had emerged shortly before this shot was taken, they can be handled without injurying them during this phase (`pumping up'). A Luna and a Polyphemus moth.

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    (the Japanese can keep their Mothra)

    (ed: bad `gwamma')
     
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  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
     
  3. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an amazing picture!
     
  4. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't like moths (all the fluttering freaks me out) but they are beautiful!!! Just a reminder that manmade art can never beat what God creates!
     
  6. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful moths. Thanks for sharing. I watched a luna moth dry off and unfold its wings for the first time - a truly breath taking experience.
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Beeeyooty pic!
     
  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Here are last years models (Late March/Early April very warm) before Artic return in mid-April rubbed them out for the year. This year it's constant `fluttering'. I'm trying to remember if it was Fitz Hugh Ludlow or Nathaniel Hawthorne that penned the short story about the fellow who described a huge monster walking on the mountains across the valley from his house (went on at length about the horrid thing). And, when shaken from his reverie, he discovered he'd been watching a moth on the outside of the window... (seems like it was Ludlow, but I've got to get cracking this afternoon before the storms hit and will hunt it down some other time).

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  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Lovely, my two favorite kinds of moths.
     
  10. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hardly ever see Luna moths over here. Those are awesome pics.
     

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