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Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe P, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    The Picasso moth (Baorissa hieroglyphica) for starters.


    Maybe it’s more Miro but impressive all the same.

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  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Wow. That's fantastic. I once found an Elephant Hawk Moth larva in the garden, and kept it until it became an adult, and that was rather lovely but nothing on this one.
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  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  4. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod


    Spectacular, it’s it? I’m straining to think what natural selective pressure led to such markings. Maybe an example of mimicry in moths that live in art galleries? Nah, that can’t be right.


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  5. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    I took these pix of a Cecropia moth. It’s North America’s biggest.



    Seven inches (~20 cm) wing tip to wing tip.

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  6. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    Where’s my picture of Apollo throwing a lightning bolt?

  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    My Mrs is TERRIFIED of moths. She got one in her pyjamas once when she was very young.
  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    They bothered me when I was young. Flat mates at university chilled about six of them in the fridge then pushed them under my bedroom door on a sheet of A4 while I was asleep. The ones in the pics above unbelievably beautiful.
  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    My Mrs is obsessed with moths. We can't walk 100 yards after dark without her stopping to examine an interesting* moth. She has a big book with all the moths in it.

    They are very cool though. We saw quite a few Lime Hawk Moths earlier in the year.

    * small brown one
  10. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    The first time I saw a Hummingbird hawk-moth (in Turin, just outside the place where they keep the Shroud - Juventus 2 v 0 NUFC) I thought it was a...hummingbird. Doh.
  11. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    The Luna moth is spectacular, too.


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  12. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    You're not wrong.
  13. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    The rosy maple moth that Weekender posted looks like a Pokémon.


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  14. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I read that Moths evolved bright colors as a warning to predators about their toxicity. Non-toxic moths try to mimic the toxic ones.

    Not sure that explains all the beautiful patterns though. I think some moths just have better design sense than others. :)
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  15. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Found this on the office doorhandle once. Fair put me off going to work

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  16. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Was that Luna moth in The Abyss?
  17. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Beautiful things but they've totally chewed through my carpet - and woolen carpets ain't two a penny these days.
  18. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

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  19. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    I didn’t initially see the snakes heads but that is amazing
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  20. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Sure some of these aren't moths... they're kites!

    Massive Moth Thread!

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