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A moth from Africa - name unknown

 
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Aug 05, 2010 17:06 |  #1

Hi

One of the moths in South Africa, northern part.


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Aug 05, 2010 17:08 |  #2

Nice capture...I've never seen anything like it. It's really a beautiful moth.


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Aug 05, 2010 20:51 |  #3

really neat moth - most unusual - good job




  
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Aug 06, 2010 00:12 |  #4

Good one - looks very similar to a moon moth.
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Aug 06, 2010 16:17 |  #5

Luna or Moon moth as Brian has stated.


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Aug 06, 2010 16:47 |  #6

lovely shot


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Aug 07, 2010 00:18 |  #7

Thanks, now I have something to go on. Will see if I can find some detail on this little guy.


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Aug 07, 2010 00:32 |  #8

My id book shows that to be a Luna moth as previously stated. Lovely capture!


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Aug 07, 2010 15:10 |  #9

For those who want to read: http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Actias_luna (external link)

I see that it is this moth is also flying around in America and Canada :-)


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Aug 08, 2010 01:46 |  #10

Yup definitely a luna moth. I saw a bunch of them a few summers ago when I was in Quebec. I didn't know they were in South Africa as well. Neat!




  
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Aug 08, 2010 02:26 |  #11

thats one unique looking moth. great capture!


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Aug 08, 2010 05:46 |  #12

Nice shot...beautiful one :)


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Aug 08, 2010 14:39 |  #13

A shot from above to see the detail. I would say the wing span is almost 4 inches.


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