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oh what a Moth

Here is the largest Moth I have ever seen about 9 inch wingspan - no idea about id ?






and this one was still "wet" as just hatched and laid here to "dry off" again no clue about id ?







just amazing to see these
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Re: oh what a Moth

Perhaps you could enter it for a "Photo of the moth" competition.

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Re: oh what a Moth

Chevvy -

The first looks like a close relative of what is known in the USA as a Cecropia moth, the second is definitely a Luna moth. Not familiar with Eurasian moth taxonomy, so don't know what the precise species would be on this side of the pond . . . .

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Re: oh what a Moth

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was t hat a typo ?
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Chevvy -

The first looks like a close relative of what is known in the USA as a Cecropia moth, the second is definitely a Luna moth. Not familiar with Eurasian moth taxonomy, so don't know what the precise species would be on this side of the pond . . . .

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John, Thank you for your knowledge, I now shall have a look on Google
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Re: oh what a Moth

OK . . . now you've really got me curious. You weren't in a butterfly/moth zoo by any chance, were you?

Because the first moth is Attacus atlas, a species native to SE Asia and as far as I can tell not at all to be found "in the wild" in Britain (some are kept in captivity in your butterfly/moth zoos).

The second is the North American Luna moth, Actias luna, an extremely rare visitor to Britain.

If you did in fact find both "in the wild", they would be headline news for whatever local wildlife organisations are in your neighborhood . . .


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Re: oh what a Moth

John, not in the wild ...
but they were about us walking in Studley Grange
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Yes, Atlas and Luna moths.
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John, here are lots of them, one just popped out



The chap who owns the Grange and Butterfly World is a great enthusiast and is very pleased to share experiences and knowledge to those who are interested )
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Interesting Chevvy - but No1 looks like it has been in the wars!

Not a great moth person - they always look a bit creepy to me - certainly if they get a bit on the big size, but the Luna Moth is intriguing. Must have been interesting to see them.
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Interesting Chevvy - but No1 looks like it has been in the wars!

Not a great moth person - they always look a bit creepy to me - certainly if they get a bit on the big size, but the Luna Moth is intriguing. Must have been interesting to see them.
Lyn, like Spiders, Moths are not a favourite subject of mine. However, I tend to be "catch the shots while you can"

They were amazing, seeing them in "cloak" and then "born" still wet - I had no idea this happened, at all
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Interesting Chevvy - but No1 looks like it has been in the wars!
Agree.... looks a little moth eaten.


Super shot Chevvy. Just a bit too big for me at 9", they have a habit of dive bombing me, usually when nekked in the bathroom and I'm feeling very vulnerable.
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I have never been dive bombed by a nakey moth - sounds scary.

They are huge chevvy bet they could hit ye a clatter with their wings
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