Monday, August 3, 2009

Macro Monday - Moths

We stopped at a tack store on Saturday and these two moths were resting on the building, one on the window screen on one wall of the building, the other around the corner on a stucco wall. The weather has been very hot and humid so I imagine they were trying to get out of the heat of the day.

After several Google searches, I figured out what they are. Both are from the Wild Silk Moth family. In both species, the adults do not feed.





This is an Imperial Moth

I've never seen them before and they were really cool to come across.

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13 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

how big is that first moth(?) - it looks HUGE! :O
eeep
awesome macros, you can see the tiny hairs on these guys!

CTG Ponies said...

Both moths were almost the size of my hand with their wings spread.

lisa said...

Awesome shots!! The orange one is pretty cool.

colleen said...

So totally cool. I love to come across moths. They are so very different from butterflies, with their furry little bodies.

dibear said...

Really nice shots., and I enjoyed your identification of both moths.

Ed said...

VERY,VERY COOL!!!! Great find..:-)

WildBlack said...

WooooW! Thats Huge! Great shots! love the details in the third shot! :D

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

WOWEEE! I've never seen such gorgeous moths, especially that wild silk moth. So amazing! You did an awesome job with the photos!

~Lisa

Kelly said...

good detective work and great shots!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go..these are awesome! thanks for sharing your discoveries!! :)

Celeste said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! The first one is so beautiful, I have never seen a moth like that.

The Cowgirl said...

Holy cow, that Royal Walnut moth is stunning! So vibrant. Great capture, CTG!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Really cool - great shots!!!

Like the Woodstock story too. We had a Woodstock for awhile as well - a dove. It's fun when everyone plays together.


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