16JUL2018 – Photo of the Day

A few nights ago Camera Girl rushed breathlessly back from her hound walking routine to inform me that a big moth was sitting on a fence.  Discovering it to be a Polyphemus Moth and being a big fan of all the Giant Silkworm Moths I captured her and took some photos before releasing her to go about her very important procreational business.  Well done Camera Girl, well done.

 

Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea polyphemus; Sony A7 III with Minolta 200mm, f\4 Macro Lens

2 thoughts on “16JUL2018 – Photo of the Day

  • July 16, 2018 at 11:02 am
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    Beautiful.
    Looks like a cousin to a Lunar Moth.
    Its colors for camouflage in high mountain desert?
    Here in WV there’s this really cool moth looks like a humming bird. Even a kind of beak with a long tongue, they hover and fly flower to flower like its bird analog

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    • July 16, 2018 at 11:49 am
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      It is a cousin! I’m lucky enough to have three and maybe four different species of the Giant Silkworm Moths in my yard. Unfortunately sometimes all I find are pieces of wings after a bat or a dragonfly finishes a meal.

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