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Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby Buzz Lightyear » Mon May 12, 2008 9:16 pm

Took this picture today, i thought it was quite strange, amazing markings.

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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby EMDEE » Mon May 12, 2008 11:31 pm

Looks like it's an Emperor Moth:

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1643
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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Tue May 13, 2008 12:26 am

That is one ugly critter..
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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby EMDEE » Tue May 13, 2008 8:01 am

Bobbie En Tejas wrote:That is one ugly critter..


Some folk think these creatures have their own beauty.

The markings and shape of the moth are uncannily similar to the head of a bird of prey and have obviously evolved as a defence. Predators that might feed on a moth will not go near this one for fear of being eaten themselves.
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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby ionnsaigh » Tue May 13, 2008 10:45 am

What a beautiful creature - :D a million years in the making - If a moth can do that - just think what we humans can do.
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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby ionnsaigh » Tue May 13, 2008 10:50 am

Poor creature - obviously an owl that has become stuck in quick drying concrete. :lol:
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Re: Is it a moth or is it watching you?

Postby EMDEE » Tue May 13, 2008 4:40 pm

ionnsaigh wrote:What a beautiful creature - :D a million years in the making - If a moth can do that - just think what we humans can do.


We could ruin the whole world in less than a hundred years if we like. :shock:
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