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Old 05-31-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
 
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Ok. Casey decides at 3:30 am he must go poop. So out we go. On my way back in I notice this huge moth by the door but on the garage wall. When I take Casey out at 6 am this is what I see. What the heck happened? Do moths just fall apart or did something eat him??



I had to do the ruler so you all would know why I used the word huge!!

The spots on the wings look like eyes. What is it? What happened by my garage in the early morning hours??

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It's likely a bird had him for breakfast. Sad for the moth, good for the bird.

Circle of life, hakuna matata.....

I have a book on moths and butterflies. I'll try and see if I can help you identify it.
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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
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I think that was a Luna moth.



The website says they fly only at night in the Spring and Summer. It also says that they only live for a week. They don't even eat. Their only purpose is to mate.
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I think that was a Luna moth.



The website says they fly only at night in the Spring and Summer. It also says that they only live for a week. They don't even eat. Their only purpose is to mate.
That is it!! Do you think he just evaporated from too much mating?? LOL


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I think that's a very distinct possibility!
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Would human lives be easier if we too evaporated after too much mating?
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Yeah, that's a Luna. I wish you could have seen it alive. Luna sightings are special. They have a very short life cycle. I spent over 30 years wishing I would see one, and now I see them every year.

Here's some pic's of Luna's I took outside of my house.



What do you do when you only have a week, maybe 2, to live?? lol



^ the one with larger/fluffier antennas is the male.
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And I see you already established the life span and mating. This is what happens when my curl talk app runs a little slow.

I know I've wanted to evaporate after a mating experience or 2. ha!
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Yeah, that's a Luna. I wish you could have seen it alive. Luna sightings are special. They have a very short life cycle. I spent over 30 years wishing I would see one, and now I see them every year.

Here's some pic's of Luna's I took outside of my house.



What do you do when you only have a week, maybe 2, to live?? lol



^ the one with larger/fluffier antennas is the male.
I sort of saw him alive. At 3:30am. . Kinda freaked me out because it was so big!!


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Old 05-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #10
 
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They are huge! When I saw my first one, 4 years ago, I was in heaven. I had looked for them, for so long. The one year I didn't bother looking, they found me. I walked outside and felt something land on my shoulder. I looked down, and there she was. I have pictures of her crawling all over me. They are fond of curls

The house I now live in seems to be Luna central station.
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They're so beautiful.
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I would freak out if one landed in my curls. Flying insects scare me. Even beautiful ones.
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Aw, curlypearl.

You're a city girl, born and bred.
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This is true.

OT: However, the best times of my life were spent in Lake Peekskill each summer in a cottage surrounded by hills/trees/lake. Very rural. Even with all the insects I'm sure it is really Heaven - literally. St. Peter lets you in the gate and there you are in Lake Peekskill.

My brother told me they have built it up. You couldn't pay me to see that.
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I've always wanted to see a Luna moth in the wild...never have been so lucky.
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Would human lives be easier if we too evaporated after too much mating?
Yes it would. Just.... .*.*.POOF!!.*.*.




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I would freak out if one landed in my curls. Flying insects scare me. Even beautiful ones.
That's okay. I know several people raised in the woods who feel the exact same way. lol.
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I've always wanted to see a Luna moth in the wild...never have been so lucky.
I hope you get to see one. They are so beautiful in action.
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Me too ---- I want to see one, too!
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I'll try to send a couple your way.

Luna's for everyone!!! lol
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