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

  1. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    We had this visitor in the house last month, an Elephant Hawk Moth:
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  2. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Has someone asked why moths choose the most expensive wool items with the same accuracy as high maintenance bimbos ?
  3. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    This is one of my favourite moths.

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  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    I found one of their caterpillars in my garden once.


    Again, use of the snake disguise. It wiggles its bum (the bit that looks like the snake head) when it's threatened.
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  5. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

  6. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod


    Very close in appearance but the moth’s antenna are its nose rather than its ears. And in the cecropia moth’s case it’s to find a mate.

    Odd critters, these moths.

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  7. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    One of the local Hawk Moths out here. I was quite surprised that the little guy brought it in from the school garden. The kids out here generally shit the bed if anything living with more than two legs comes near.

    My Chinese matey almost cried with fear when I picked up a large beetle.
  8. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Got to say Moths ( along with all animals) are pretty cool.:)
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  9. Ian G

    Ian G pfm Member

    More insect specific posts please, must have a photo.
  10. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    We have those visiting our garden occasionally, they like the verbena at the front of our house. I've tried to take pics through the window in the past but they move really fast!
  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    That’s surely a chinchilla pretending?
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    As any fule kno', moths are just butterflies in fur coats.
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  13. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    I like big moths an´ I can not lie.
    You otha brothas can´t deny…

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  14. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    Oh and Meuths don't actually eat your stuff....they've no teef you see. It'll be their Kattiepillows that do the chewin!
  15. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    That when a moth flutters in with an itty bitty waist
    And antennae in your face -
    You get sprung, wanna pull up tough
    ‘Cause you notice that abdomen was fluff
    Colours deep in the genes she’s wearing
    I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring
    Oh baby, I wanna get wit'cha'
    And take your picture
    ... pfm boys tried to warn me ...
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  16. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

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  17. moffer

    moffer pfm Member

    Luv me moffs, hence my username. :) I used to trap moths in both my garden and some local woodland until arthritis put a stop to it about 10 years ago.

    Here's a few photos of the hundreds of species I've caught over the years taken with an old Nikon Coolpix 500.

    Top to bottom. Female Emperor, Lime Hawk Moth, Black Arches, Garden Tiger, Mervielle du Jour and a Red Sword-grass looking more like a piece of Birch twig than a blade of grass. :)

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  18. TalYWaun

    TalYWaun pfm Member

    I’ve been wondering where all the moths have gone? It used to be that leaving a door open at night (I have dogs so normally at least one door is open almost all the time) resulted in a number of them fluttering around the rooms. So far this year I’ve seen three moths and two crane flies which seems a very low number compared to how it used to be.
  19. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2022
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  20. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Rescued a moth just now, quite an unusual pattern on the top side. Its wings looked like lines of grey stone stripes but had orange, triangle like patterns by its abdomen and was about 100mm across. Any ideas anyone?

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