Moth info for Donna
This is a re-post for Donna...as she had a moth sighting of one that looks similar to one I had posted about in the past. She was asking for info on it so I thought I'd put this on again.
I had seen another moth like this before - except the color was different.
(it was gold-not green)
After seeing this second one I did some searching and found info on these moths.
Donna - I think our moths have to be related-although they are not identical.
Interesting critters-don't you agree?
Friday, August 29, 2008
While looking at the Sky Watch Friday posts I usually will scroll down and look at other posts of each new blog I visit. I figure I will like other things they post if I like their Sky pics! :)
I got a cool surprise when I checked out this post !
I was surprised because, at first glance, I thought this very flashy moth on this site was the same as the ones I had encountered here at our place and had posted about in the past. After looking closer and then comparing it to mine I realized they are not the same. However, both are an impressive sight to see! IMO
The moth (in my world) is this one! Pandora Sphinx
( scroll down the list to find it on this link )
I have written about this moth and posted some pics a couple times previously.
Just a few days ago I found another of these moths in my garage. (Dead) I made some photos of it the day I found it, but left it there.
Today, after seeing the similar moth at this other website, my interest was once again renewed and I bagged the moth for safe keeping! :)
( I collect little things of nature!)
I photographed it again to show the size.
(Sorry this picture is blurred, but you can see the size of this moth!)
Isn't it cool? :)
I think so!