Saturday, July 25, 2015

Imperial Moth

My contribution to eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #84. And to Butterfly Week 5 at Andyslens.


And now for Le Grand Fromage: Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis

Here's another of that face (I was trying to get a better pic than I did in 2012):

Warmed up and ready to fly off into the woods:

You'll just have to imagine an Imperial Moth wearing a Stormtrooper helmet, I have no photoshop skills at all.

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that moth is very cool!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome post. The Imperial Moth is cool! Great find! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

Excellent!

Andy said...

That is awesome

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You, sir, are the mothmaster! I can't get over how docile that thing is, and simply gorgeous.

I like the snowberry clearwing on that Queen Anne's lace. QAL is a wild carrot, but you have to get the roots young, or they become too woody to be edible.

Rambling Woods said...

What a treat!... I have never seen one.... Michelle

Nancy Chan said...

Amazing pictures of critters! Have a lovely Sunday!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of moth.

Phil Slade said...

A fine moth indeed - very imperial!

Please send back some of our House Sparrows. They are in short supply here. You don't know what you will miss until it's gone goes the old saying, or was it a song?

Margaret Adamson said...

that Moth is fantastic. Have a great week ahead.

Hannah said...

What a wonderful moth, such pretty colors too. They are amazing. I have some wonderful Tiger moths in my yard but don't get to see them much. I like your Vanessa butterfly too, they are very similar on the top side.

Bob Bushell said...

Wonderful butterflies and Moths, I love them.

DeniseinVA said...

Those photos are truly outstanding. What great critters these are!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful and magical photos of unique critters to me ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Jim H. said...

Just think what that thing could do to your wool suits. ;—)

Chandra Eswaran said...

It is so cool that they come sit on your hands!
Loved this post for the nice content and photos.
Have a Wonderful Week!
Peace :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How pretty that moth is on the queen Anne lace. Lovely pics and as usual in awe of all you know.

Caroline Gill said...

How wonderful to see an Imperial Moth. Something I have not seen. We did, however, see a Purple Emperor butterfly last year at the suitably Roman venue of Chedworth villa ... here.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I love that they come to you and sit for a spell! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I have never seen an Imperial moth! Very cool!

Debbie said...

what a great series!! i am raising a swallowtail right now, they sure do eat a lot!!!! i blogged about my adventure today.....i couldn't wait for the butterfly to emerge. i'll do a part 2

Rambling Woods said...

You can use any post you like for Nature Notes.... This one would be great.... Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

pretty butterfly and moth :)

Sharon Wagner said...

He's huge!

Clairejustine oxox said...

oh wow, you got some great shots here :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the moth. It's huge!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing!!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool. I was doing Andy's meme and enjoying it, and then I couldn't find it on his blog anymore so I stopped.
Have a blessed day!

fish said...

A closer view of the moth.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I found an Imperial once. THey are so impressive. Imagine they fly and we seldom see them!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, feesh! I'll be using that in a post or two. If I manage to get back on my blogging horse...
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Karen S. said...

I see it! I can picture that helmet! How ever you got the talent to shoot these, bravo. You and bugs, especially butterflies and moths bring magic to our eyes!