Sunday, August 22, 2010

Moth

I don't know what this guy is but he is big and pretty! About 4 inches or so wingtip to wingtip.




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13 comments:

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Whatever it is it looks fantstic!

Elaine @ Commotion said...

OMG!! That's just awesome!!

Julie said...

Bingo my friend! In your eyes even creepy crawlies and flying hazzards are a delight. Such a creature I have not seen in a long while. Wher on the larger moth is the marking? It is not an eye or anything is it? Just a marking ...

Christian said...

Cool! I've never seen anything like this before...great choice for MYM!

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Tricia said...

WoW! That's amazingly close!

tammymcchesney said...

Just stunning, a winner of an image for sure!

Tammie Lee said...

I bow to you, absolutely gorgeous!

Janneke said...

Amazing macro ;o)
Love to know what it is ...

lisaschaos said...

He's gorgeous and you got SO close!

Jay said...

Whatever he is, he's beautiful, and you took some great photos!

JSK said...

Outstanding photos! It's probably one of the saturnlid moths. Try a search on Google images or search BugGuide.net.
Good luck!

"Lillagul" said...

WOW !
What lovely macros on that strange looking Moth !
Have never seen anything like that before.

JSK said...

Hi again. I think your moth is a Polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus or a related species.

Jim McCormac at Ohio Birds and Biodiversity published a post on 8/29/2010 featuring this moth. The 'eye' looks very similar.

Hope this helps