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User Image genny_skinner Posted: Jan 17, 2018 5:33 PM (UTC)
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Black witch moth - this one was around 15cm. (Ascalapha odorata). The full wingspan picture I took on my camera was too big for IG!
#moth #giantmoth #blackwitchmoth #ascalaphaodorata #lepidoptera #entomology #centralamerica #panama #panamawildlife #wildlife #nature #animal #bigeyes
User Image studyofplants Posted: Jan 17, 2018 2:36 PM (UTC)
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• POLYPHEMOUS MOTH • Antheraea polyphemus 《Saturniidae》

This was one of those times when I felt truly blessed to have witnessed some part of our universe. At the same time, it was tragic to see this creature only when it was at its end. •
#mothernature #nh #mothernaturerocks #earth #protectourplanet #moth #saturniidae #giantmoth #newhampshire #wings #beautiful #conservation #ecology #biology #butterfly #moths #lightpollution #pollution #amazingcreatures #travel #sad #death #eco #🌎
User Image lizziehoskin Posted: Jan 16, 2018 9:30 AM (UTC)

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User Image honeymoonhomestead Posted: Jan 16, 2018 12:13 AM (UTC)

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User Image thedoormousevintage Posted: Jan 11, 2018 9:35 PM (UTC)

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I have always loved giant moths😍😍 Photo by @peleides love his gallery of winged beauties😍🐛
User Image turaco_22 Posted: Jan 11, 2018 9:47 AM (UTC)

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Finally got this beauty in its frame! Gosh I think it's been over a year that it's just been sitting in a Tupperware with mothballs- (the mothballs are to keep other bugs from eating it.) It is a black witch moth. My sister's former roommate's dad found this giant moth dead in his house's garage in LA. After confirming with my sister that I would want it, she carefully brought it all the way back to UC Santa Cruz. My sister then brought it home from school, and the next time we were all home together, she gave it to me as a surprise gift. I was ecstatic! I'd never seen a moth like that before. All the large moths I knew of were silk moths (family Saturniidae). I opened its wings up a little, but not as much as the wings often are for displays and specimens- I wanted it to look more natural- like one would out in nature. It's now proudly displayed on top of my dresser. :D
#moth #blackwitchmoth #whichmothwitchmoth #witchmoth #largemoth #bigmoth #giantmoth #lepidoptera #insectcollection #entomology #mothlove #ascalaphaodorata #ascalapha
User Image carolinecraw4d Posted: Jan 8, 2018 8:07 AM (UTC)
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The biggest moth I've ever seen 😮This is the very appropriately named Giant Wood Moth, the adult form of a witchetty grub #Endoxyla sp #mothofmagnitude #noillusionshere
User Image yasminsalaya Posted: Jan 8, 2018 1:42 AM (UTC)

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Whilst chasing after one of my little terror puppies I discovered this! #giantmoth #philippines
User Image s_bree_s Posted: Jan 7, 2018 12:29 AM (UTC)

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Last one for the week....I love this one!! #indiaink #giantmoth #canvaspainting #inkart
User Image progress_customs Posted: Jan 6, 2018 4:20 PM (UTC)
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I’d forgotten to share this awesome moth we crossed paths with up Mt. Donna Buang on the 24th Dec 2017.
Anyone know what it’s called? #mtdonnabuang #moth #australianmoth #giantmoth

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