16 January 2007

 

Moths - Outside my office


I found this moth on the concrete walkway outside my office this morning.
The ruler indicates 150 mm (6 inches)accross.




More detail of the landing gear and navigation room.




They normaly live in these trees, so if they don't move you do not see them.




Cunning colours, no.




A smaller one that did not want to open his wings.


Comments:

Do these things carry off pets and small children?
# posted by hammer : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:28:53 AM

Hell, that's a hang glider!
# posted by Jim - PRS : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:32:09 PM

Now that's a big-assed moth. And here I was thinking that Australia was the place with all of the huge insects.
# posted by Richard : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 1:24:40 PM

OHHHH!!!!!!

Silkworm family, I bet.
# posted by k : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:02:50 PM

Reminds me of the big sphinx moths we have around here; the most common larval form of them is the tomato worm in this area. I wonder if the moth Kees is showing is a type of sphinx moth.
# posted by BobG : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:13:10 PM

Bat wanna-bes!
# posted by LeeAnn : Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:12:54 PM

ever seen a lunar moth? So pretty, much like yours- I just love their feathery attennae!
# posted by Holder : Wednesday, January 17, 2007 2:17:17 AM

Comments:
Do these things carry off pets and small children?
 
Hell, that's a hang glider!
 
Now that's a big-assed moth. And here I was thinking that Australia was the place with all of the huge insects.
 
OHHHH!!!!!!

Silkworm family, I bet.
 
Reminds me of the big sphinx moths we have around here; the most common larval form of them is the tomato worm in this area. I wonder if the moth Kees is showing is a type of sphinx moth.
 
Bat wanna-bes!
 
ever seen a lunar moth? So pretty, much like yours- I just love their feathery attennae!
 
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