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Beautiful Moth by XD-385 Beautiful Moth by XD-385
My brother caught this moth less than 20 minutes ago before turning it over to me. And what a big moth this is! You can compare its size to my hand here in the picture. Largest moth we've ever caught. And a very pretty moth too, especially those patches of red on the lower parts of the wings. I was so captivated, I was hesitant to let the little guy go!:love:

Just one question. What type of moth is it?
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burgekev000 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009   Photographer
Disregard my last comment it isn't a White-lined sphinx moth but it is part of the sphinx moth family
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Writer
Yeah, not quite the same kind. But that's a very pretty moth there in the picture you showed. :aww: Thinks it's a hummingbird.
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burgekev000 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009   Photographer
It's called a White-lined sphinx moth. [link] I get them all the time in my yard.
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Fanguy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
I have no clue as to what species of moth that is, but it looks nice :) Have you seen a Giant Leopard Moth (also known as an "Eyed Tiger Moth") before, now Those are pretty moths.
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dapple33 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
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dapple33 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
That big sucker is a Miller Moth. We have them all over the place at this time of year. My cat loves to catch them and let them loose in the house.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Writer
Are you sure they're the right size? This one seems a tad big for that picture you sent me.
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dapple33 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Miller Moths get between, 2 to three inches long. They're big!
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stitch559 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
I don't think that's a hummingbird moth. I really think its an Elephant Hawk moth!
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Nijihamu-can Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student
Wow, it's such a pretty Moth. x3 You're going to set it free right?
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Writer
Already did.
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Nijihamu-can Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student
Yay for being nice to Moths!
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Writer
I could never hurt such a pretty bug. I'm just glad my brother didn't before handing it over to me.
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Nijihamu-can Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student
me too!
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Goldenhalo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Heh, yeah that moth really does look nice I gotta say.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it may be a hummingbird moth. or hawk moth or something in a similar species.


They are pretty large moths, though not the largest.
The largest I'd seen was well, the Atlas moth... which is the largest moth in the world.
So happens to live in singapore.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Writer
The Atlas?! They sometimes are shown in the Insectarium at the zoo here. I've only seen them once.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those things are HUGE. The one I saw was nearly the size of a dinnerplate.
Saw them twice only. Once mangled cause it flew into the ceiling fan, then the dog ate it.... -__-

Stupid dog.

Never seen them anymore. I guess urbanisation finally caught up with those things.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Writer
Good thing the zoo is breeding them.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yeah.
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deathsonic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
:shrug: beats me but its beautiful
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7tails Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
wow thats big. I have to admit i have absolutly no idea what type of moth that is, cool pic though ^_^
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
:shrug: Beats me. And you're right, it IS beautiful.
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MrsBell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
It is very beautiful, but I only know that it is the flying type of moth :laughing: . BTW, I am so glad you let it go. I saw the pic and I had to check that you let it go.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Writer
Yup. Let the little guy go just outside my front door where the light was on, allowing him to flutter about with other moths.
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