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Old May 24, 2012, 1:03 PM   #1
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I think this is a moth of some type; but don't know for sure. It's chilly today; so I think it probably likes the warmth coming from inside the house.
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Old May 24, 2012, 1:25 PM   #2
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Wow Carol, that is beautiful and it looks big.

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wow. that's a big moth. someone post if you discover what kind it is.
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Old May 24, 2012, 3:11 PM   #4
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A friend, on another forum, identified it as:

Cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia).
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Great shots Carol!! (like alien B-Fly )
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Old May 24, 2012, 5:36 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone; it certainly was a thrill to be able to see it up close!
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Old May 24, 2012, 7:24 PM   #7
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Nice shots, I got a few moths today as well
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Beautiful images of a colorful moth. The second shot, you can observe that the focus is on the mesh. You could still focus on the moth manually, the mesh would get blurred.
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Thank you! Yes I realize I could have focused on the moth, & blurred the screen; but I really liked the effect of the screen in sharp focus, with the moth behind it. Since I had several shots of the moth, I wanted to do something a little different, and focusing on the screen was the result.
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Nice find, Carol!! I found a similar (same?) moth a few months back in my driveway. Sadly, this guy was at the end of his life, but I read online that they live for only a short while, just long enough to mate. I moved this guy into to bushes to let him die peacefully. He was huge too.

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