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I’ll see your butterfly @philpom, and raise you a giant moth.

 

This thing was super creepy and hung around forever this summer. Didn’t even flinch when the dog was sniffing it and eventually sputtered off with a little encouragement once we moved it to higher ground.

 

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1 hour ago, O C said:

Probably a Big Poplar Sphinx moth. My daughter would be thrilled to run across one!


We tried to do some online homework to figure out what it was - and based on the appearance - that is what we came up with too.  But of course, we had nothing behind that determination other than the fact it looked the most similar.
 

A couple of weeks later I found another giant moth in the yard, but this time just a carcass laying on top of the grass. It had different markings. I think it must have been a different type. Very strange to run across two of these in one year when I have never seen them before. That’s 2020 for you, I guess...

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6 hours ago, KismetKamado said:


We tried to do some online homework to figure out what it was - and based on the appearance - that is what we came up with too.  But of course, we had nothing behind that determination other than the fact it looked the most similar.
 

A couple of weeks later I found another giant moth in the yard, but this time just a carcass laying on top of the grass. It had different markings. I think it must have been a different type. Very strange to run across two of these in one year when I have never seen them before. That’s 2020 for you, I guess...

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I found a similar one a couple of years back. Didn't have the presence of mind to put a been bottle next to it, but it was a big bugger!

 

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22 hours ago, KismetKamado said:

I’ll see your butterfly @philpom, and raise you a giant moth.

 

This thing was super creepy and hung around forever this summer. Didn’t even flinch when the dog was sniffing it and eventually sputtered off with a little encouragement once we moved it to higher ground.

 

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I bet that moth could drink that Corona Light before you?:):)

 

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