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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ragged Around The Edges

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51 comments:

Carletta said...

MY HUBS FOUND THIS MOTH ONE MORNING ABOVE OUR GARAGE DOOR. I BELIEVE IT IS A CECROPIA MOTH AND THE LARGEST MOTH FOUND IN NORTH AMERICA. IF IT ISN'T I HOPE SOMEONE WILL LET ME KNOW. :)

Lee said...

This. Is. Amazing.

That's crazy awesome. I've never seen a moth lik ethat before. O.O

JunieRose2005 said...

Very pretty - even ragged! :)


I got a critter up also!!



Junie

Denise said...

What a find, he's beautiful! Great photo of him.

Jane said...

Wow nice close-up, lovely colours too:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful shot. Kudos to your husband for pointing him out to you! ;-)

b13 said...

That is one war torn critter. Hope it found it's mate during its short life.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Carletta, I believe your ID is correct. And though his wings are a bit tattered, he sure is beautiful.

Sandy Kessler said...

certainly uniquely beautiful

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Nice shot!

I played too :)

Prospero said...

Carletta, that certainly is a well worn coat.

Snap said...

WOW! Wonderful shot.

jabblog said...

Is he ragged because he's getting old or has he always been ragged? Such a short life!

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent!
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purrs from Luxembourg
Luna

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice moth. Most of the wings on honey bees are like this as are they on bumblebees and butterflies. I think it is a harzard like shoes wear out when walking. So the insect with the tattered wings has done a lot of walking.

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Dianne said...

the reddish color is amazing
he sure does look like he's been thru a lot

Grace and Bradley said...

Very impressive! How big is it? Looks very big and from your description, it should be very big.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: How neat to get a photo to keep for the future of this moth.

Chriss said...

Oh WOW! What an awesome shot. Have a wonderful weekend Carletta.

Mara said...

I am not a fan of moths, but I have to say: this example is beautiful!

Joy said...

Wow - Amazing!!

Coy said...

Beautiful moth Carletta! I have never seen one of these.

I did a quick search for images and found one sitting on a persons hand. Your aren't kidding, these guys are huge!

George said...

What a marvelous moth, even with the ragged edges. This was a great capture.

Kerri said...

WOW! It's quite a looker!

Brooke said...

His coloring is beautiful and your timing getting this shot was awesome. Great shot!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What a BEAUTIFUL capture!!! Most impressive ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots! WEll done.
Thanks for visiting My Muskoka!

Tulip said...

wow what a gorgeous butterfly, love her different colors are so vibrant. great post for this entry.

ellievellie said...

Our husbands did good in spotting moths. Very spectacular one - love the red fur - very dramatic coloring - I got the memo and posted a pink one :)

quilly said...

I think this lovely has been flying a bit too close to the sun, but he sure is lovely.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beauty, the colors are fantastic. A great find and a beautiful photo.

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Sharon said...

Wow, what a spectacular moth!

Willard said...

Hi Carletta,

I don't know its' name, but it is really beautiful. It's good to hear that you saw the doe and fawn nursing, too!

Rose said...

I have pictures of a cecropia moths I have been meaning to dig out and scan....from years and years ago. Aren't they amazing?

Regina said...

Hi Carletta. This is fantastic!

Anya said...

Beautiful close-up
My compliments :)

Sue said...

Beautiful moth. Great closeup!

Thanks for sharing.

judi said...

framable composition!

bettyl said...

That's a beautiful moth. Such elegant creatures.

Amanda said...

Carletta I was just going through some links from last week and found this I am truly sorry I did not find it sooner, extraordinary!

Judy said...

Truly incredible beastie!! A very old beastie, too! Thanks for sharing!

Leedra said...

Even ragged around the edges can tell it is very pretty. Never seen one of these.

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Martha in PA said...

Yikes, I never got to you this weekend - So sorry! That's an amazingly beautiful moth!

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Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely photo, with wonderful patterns.

Stephany said...

He may be ragged, but he's still beautiful! The shot is amazing. I can see the dust (pollen?)on his wings.

Sarah said...

Oh that is beautiful - even ragged!! Lovely!!Sarah

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

So very pretty and I love the post title.

lisaschaos said...

Huge and fuzzy and colorful and pretty! Love the little saddle area!

Nicole said...

Ragged, but still so gorgeous!

Cheryl Ann said...

Beautiful moth! WOW!

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