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CLOSED: What is this???? Moth,Butterfly???

Dayton, OH(Zone 6a)

I was walking out in my garden and saw this THING......never have seen anything like it before. It is about 6 " in length and 3" wide. Is it Friend or Foe??? HELP before it attacks

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Dayton, OH(Zone 6a)

thanks alot for your help and the great referance web site. Added it to my favorites.


Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Your Welcome.
I sure wish I could see one in person!!

NW Qtr, AR(Zone 6a)

(jes watch out for the large toothed mouth on the underside of the thorax)

* Naw, I'm only being ridiculously (& probably needlessly) silly this morning! *

Docile & doesn't mind posing for ya.

They've no mouth and cannot eat .. so, sadly, they've an extremely short adult life span. During this short span, they'll look for host plants of which to lay their eggs for the next generation. Their sole purpose is reproduction.

Hope you'll take (or have) the opportunity to get a few more shots ...

Here's a couply more links about them.

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Moth

> http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/1insects/luna.html

- Magpye

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Made my morning

NW Qtr, AR(Zone 6a)

Wha heck, Kin ..
You've made mine - makin' yours! (hee)
Dontcha luv a mornin' .. when someone else aids in the 'smile induction'!?!

- Magpye

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Big Smile and HUGGGSSS back at ya..

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