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    Anything like this around here! What do ya know!





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    i've only seen those 2 or three times in my life. i wonder why they are so rare?

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    Wow, that's spectacular. I've never seen one of those moths with the fluffy antennae in person before, but I think they're super cute. Although... I did see a strange one flying around the floodlight in my front yard the other night, and it was at least as big as my hand. Lucky you!
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    Very cool that you vere able to get pictures of it! How did you come across it?
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    Moths generally creep me out but the Gypsy moth is pretty cool. I've seen bigger ones too!
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    Luna moth very rare due to suceptability to pesticides that are sprayed for mosquito control.

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    I adore luna moths.

    I was hanging around on a porch with someone one night when one of them came fluttering around the porch light. He had no idea there were moths that got that big so until he figured out what it was he almost broke out running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ July 28 2006,9:37)]Luna moth very rare due to suceptability to pesticides that are sprayed for mosquito control.
    While that may be true, I saw a study that showed a correlation with an introduced parasitic wasp (or fly??) and the overall decline in the Saturnid moths... The numbers of most of the large Saturnids (Cecropia, Polyphemus, Luna, etc) have declined dramatically...

    This moth must be in the 2nd brood. The 1st group of these guys normally emerge in late spring / early summer...
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