Giant Moth!

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  1. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Look at this sucker!
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    Those antenna are pretty cool too!
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  2. KA

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    mothra mothra mothra!
     
  3. TJOmega

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    Whatever you're feeding the bugs in your part of the world, stop before we have a 50s horror movie on our hands!
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    I used to see those around our Minnesota lake cabin when I was a kid. I'd keep them as pets. Pretty cool, they're like the size of small birds.
     
  5. theLostSeeker

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    A giant moth is ok, as long as it's not a Mothman…
     
  6. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Hard to tell how big it really is without something for reference in the pic. How big is that thing? Approximately.
     
  7. KA

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    oy, the mothman prophecies creeped me out.
     
  8. theLostSeeker

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    Especially since it's based on a "true story"…
     
  9. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    It was about the size of the palm of my hand. In the last picture its sitting on the door frame which is about 3 inches wide.
     
  10. pscoop

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    My wife would freak out. She hates little moths. I will show her the picture when I get home. :ev: 
     
  11. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    That's exactly what I said after seeing these pics. Mothra's distant relative, perhaps? :p  j/k Great find, man!
     
  12. Neomarsala

    Neomarsala Transform and Roll Out

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    Yeah, that's kind of creepy.
     
  13. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    I was walking by the door at work and this guy was just sittin' there soaking up the sun. I had to grab a few picture of him since I could get so close through the glass. He's a pretty good sized furry critter and the camera really caught a lot of the details.
     
  14. MegaMoonMan

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    The antenna are very similar to feathers - they have the whole hook-and-barb thing going.

    Crazy how two completely different creatures on opposite ends of the animal kingdom can develop similar structures.
     
  15. tusko

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    The meatiness of the legs also is kinda creepy.
    Why does he need to be so beefy?
     
  16. Rodimus Major

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    I saw one of those last night in the laundry room. Surprised me and freaked me out by flying right at me.
     
  17. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    So he can grab mice and frogs and carry them back to his lair.
     
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    If you think the moth is creepy, you should see the caterpillar those come from.

    I used to find them all the time on our apple trees as a kid, we would put them in a big jar and watch it make a cocoon and eventally come out. Neat stuff.
     
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    Big green bastards with a huge spike on their tail end? Hotdog sized?

    Delicious.
     
  20. Chosen

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    All those cigarette butts. So untidy!

    Neat moth. There's many a large breed around here, some that could probably rival your own "Mothra," even in the looks department. Especially the ones with green wings that taper off to very thin tail-things.
     

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