Saturday, August 1, 2015

Luna Moth

My contribution to eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #85. I've been hoping to get pictures of a Luna Moth for many years.


So those were from Wednesday. This morning, I look out the basement sliding glass door and something with a familiar lime-green color is flopping around in the leaves.

What do you know, a slightly smaller Luna.

Another Imperial Moth showed up last night. Therefore: MOTHRA FACE OFF!

That last is my contribution to Weekend Butterfly #08 at Andyslens. Speaking of Imperial Moths, thanks to reallysmallfish for this:

Last but not least (although smallest), here's an Eastern Tailed-blue:

UPDATE: Mothra Song

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

Margaret Adamson said...

That first Moth is enormous and very beautiful as are the others. Have a wonderful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cool! i've never seen one in person.

Tengrain said...

Zounds! I remember one from Dr. Doolittle, but I didn't realize that they were real!

Rgds,

Tengrain

eileeninmd said...

The Luna Moth is cool, they seem to be pretty rare around here. Wonderful shots of the moths.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Andy Wilson said...

Wonderful set of photos and two of those moths - wow!

Magia da Inês said...

ჱ˚° ·.
Fotos bonitas... mas essas mariposas não exitem aqui.

Bom mês de agosto!!!
Ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.♡ه°
❀❀˚° ·.

Connie Smiley said...

How beautiful!

Alexia said...

These are great shots - the moths are so beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Those are gorgeous moths, great photos!

Hannah said...

The Luna moth is exquisitely beautiful, such a lovely green like celadon, and lovely form. The Imperial moth is somehow very strange, if I tilt my head to the right I see a heart-shaped face with an angry uni-brow, eyes, and a mustache with no nose, then the upper wings look a little like arms bent sharply at the elbows and dark fists. Your star wars Imperial storm trooper is a cute addition. I don't know how you can handle them, you must be a moth whisperer.

Phil Slade said...

Oh wow! The Luna Moth is just amazing. For people who have a phobia about moths it must be terrifying. I just think its wonderful.

Phil Slade said...

Oh wow! The Luna Moth is just amazing. For people who have a phobia about moths it must be terrifying. I just think its wonderful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful moths! They're so huge!

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, Dearest friend; It was really fun to read the way you arranged this post. "MOTHRA FACE OFF!" and enjoyed the music as well♬♬♬ Amazing moths, aren't they☆☆☆ 

And, mine wasn't moth p:-) Thank you so much for your help "second time (^_^)v". I revised my post on that part.
Have a wonderful new week; Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant moths, so clever.

Gayle said...

You hit the jackpot this week. Very nice.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty!!!
You've seen some great moths.

Rajesh said...

Very colorful moths.

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos.

Michelle said...

Lunas are such colorful creatures. Beautiful pics.

carol l mckenna said...

Creative photos of unique 'critters'

Happy week to you

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful shots. Glad you got the shot.
MB

Debbie said...

WoW!!! what a nice size and color....a dream come true, i like it!!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Goodness, an information-packed post (at least, for me). Congratulations on fulfilling your wish to get photos of not just one but two Luna Moths! The face-off was pretty neat :) I peered for quite some time into the face of reallysmallfish's imperial moth. Amazing to ponder the expressions of insects sometimes. I've found that a lot with dragonflies. Gorgeous Eastern Tailed Blue.

Many thanks for id-ing the Cabbage White, the Water Striders and the Shield Bugs. I did some googling of Shield Bugs (there sure are some beauties among them). The closes I came to one that seemed like "mine" was called a Green Stink Bug Nymph. Go Figure :) Thanks again!!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have to hand it to you, Thunder, your butterflies are great, but they've got nothing on your moths.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow...what a treat!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a find! A two-fer. Thanks for the name of the bee fly. Sadly, a cat brought in a luna once. The guilt hangs heavy. I hope it was old. They have been really good lately. Just mice. In the house. That I can bear!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Missy George said...

Great catches..Nice pictures..Beautiful

Jim H. said...

One of your best posts. Or at least one of my favorites. Luna moths!!!!!

✿ chica said...

Que maravilha!Adorei ver! abraços,chica

NatureFootstep said...

It has such an unusual color. It´s lovely.

Sharon Wagner said...

They are the most beautiful color green.