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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunday Stills "Birds and Bees"
































This moth was on my deck a couple of days ago. I love those feathery looking antenae, fuzzy legs and body.. Guess it tries to fool predators by looking like tree bark or having "eyes" on its wings. Anyone know what kind of moth this is? I usually encounter several of them each summer.


9 comments:

dibear said...

Beautiful Cecropia moth. :)

Shirley said...

Yep, cecropia moth. Great shots, particularly with the barnboard background. If you ever want to find out what something is, the go to website is Google Images.

Far Side of Fifty said...

very cool moth. You captured him beautifully:)

Brenda said...

beautiful colors!

Sofia said...

Absolutely amazing!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

wow Stunners!!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous moth! You did a great job capturing the detail and color on this little guy.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Amazing photos! Moths are beautiful, but they do freak me out when the fly so erratically!
As a teacher I loved saying that moths emerge from a cocoon and butterflies emerge from a crysallis. At least I hope I had that right!

danardoyle said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen a more beautiful moth - you captured it perfectly!!!