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Old Jul 6, 2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Turns out we saved it! It wasn't deformed...(go to next post)


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Old Jul 6, 2005, 1:18 PM   #2
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Seems we saved it Mom said there was an ant on its back when she first found it. She killed it then got me out there. I placed it on the tree then come back about an hour later to see if it's dead.
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Old Jul 7, 2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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What you got in the first picture was the moth after it had just come out of its chrysalis. The wings are shrunk when they first emerge, and over a few hours, the wings engorge and stiffen at full size. Nice catch.
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Old Jul 7, 2005, 3:48 PM   #4
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Don't they typically stay on a tree or something when they first emerge? See it was being attacked on our front porch so that's why I assumed it was deformed. Once we got it on a tree, it wouldn't move.

Oh, and yesterday I was looking at it and it took off. I guess it's all good
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Yes, they do typically stay in aposition where the wings will hang downward until they harden, but perhaps it got knocked off by a predator or strong wind.
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