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Old Aug 1, 2009, 8:24 PM   #1
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Reminds me of the Sci-Fi character. Shot with a 18-55 kit lens and a K10D. On board flash used.
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Old Aug 1, 2009, 9:11 PM   #2
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Certainly an interesting looking moth (I think it's a moth, isn't it?). Pretty wing markings.
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Wow that is weird, which planet did it come from ?
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The close up makes it look menacing, but when you back off it is a lovely looking moth.

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I thought it was a tarantula at first. But, turns out to be something very pretty. At least at a distance.

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Nice catch, Dawg. It is one of the Giant Silkmoths - a Promethea (or Spicebush) Silkmoth - totally harmless. The adults have no mouthparts and only live for a few days, just long enough to reproduce. Many butterflies and moths spend most of their lives in the larval stage as caterpillars. Adult stages of many other insects are similarly ephemeral.
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Great color, detail and composition - sure does show off your skill, as well as the beauty of the Promethea!!
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Thanks to all. Glad you enjoyed it. And a big thanks for naming it for me.
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