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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: What is this???? Moth,Butterfly???

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weebles64
Dayton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2006
1:17 PM

Post #2312269

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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GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2006
1:25 PM

Post #2312291

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/moths/oh/942.htm
Luna Moth
weebles64
Dayton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2006
1:42 PM

Post #2312348

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

weebles

GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2006
1:43 PM

Post #2312351

Your Welcome.
I sure wish I could see one in person!!
Kin
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2006
1:52 PM

Post #2312371

(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

GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2006
1:55 PM

Post #2312383

LOL
Magpye..
Made my morning
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2006
2:03 PM

Post #2312397

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

- Magpye

GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2006
2:14 PM

Post #2312423

It
Sure
Does
!!!!!!!
Big Smile and HUGGGSSS back at ya..

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