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Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by cook, Jun 1, 2007.
put a smile on my face,nice way to start the day
What is it I would run away screaming like a little girl if I saw a bug that big :crazy:. BG nothing from the peanut gallery :big_smile:
Looks like a Luna moth- but haven't seen one with those kinds of edges to it's wings.
All I can say is WOW!!!! That's cool. I don't see those very often. My children found a cacoon years ago and we put it in an empty hamster cage so they could watch it emerge. Well months went by and nothing happened. they kinda forgot about it and the cage was in their closet. about 6 months later we kept hearing this noise, and that is what it was. that thing had come out and was trying to fly around in that cage, so we took it outside and set it free by the tree that we originally found the cacoon on. That was about 10 years ago and I've not seen one since. that's a good picture.
Thanks. Thats pretty cool.
I've only seen a luna moth in person three times in my life. One incident was quite recent.....last fall I found a cocoon. They're weird, not like normal fuzzy looking cocoons, but brown and papery. Oval, like a l'il purse shape almost. Anyhow, I didn't KNOW at the time that it was a luna moth cocoon. Kutter (Tom) helped me identify it AS a cocoon, but I never knew what was in it until it emerged. I had it in a quart jar, and I'm not sure how long it had been out before I discovered that. It couldn't spread it's wings to dry in there, not enough room. They were stuck that way, all curled up and sticky, then dry and hard. I felt TERRIBLE and I cried :sad2:. Later on I was telling this story to someone in chat, and he said "Well, at least you cared about it. Most of US would have used it as BAIT." That helped a l'il bit, because there's definitely some truth to that statement :big_smile:. But I still feel bad about helping to kill something that is so beautiful, and rare for me to see :embarassed:.
Thanks for the picture Jon.....what a neat visitor to help you greet the morning :smile2:.
We didn't know that's what it was either when we put it in there. The only reason it was in the cage is because I didn't have a jar to put it in. I remember searching the house for something to use. I am glad that it was big enough for it to spread it's wings, cause like you I woulda cried if we had harmed it.:smile2:
Thanks for sharing!!! That thing is cool & huge!!! Thanks again Bro!!!
Wow thats neat ive heard of them but never seen one before!!
New to me. Never even heard of it. Neat. Thanks for sharing. See I haven't got to old to learn.
What the heck is that thing cool picture.
Thanks for the picture, Jon! Almost looks like a little mini alien spaceship :lol:
Never seen a moth that big before. Thanks for sharing
I've seen several moths, some fairly big but that is a very big moth. Its very pretty and my girls would've loved that thing.
Thanks for sharing. :smile2:
You were very lucky to see one of those, they're really rare.
i would smash it, a bug that big at my house doesnt get to live! lol
Thanks for the lesson on bugs. Had never heard of or seen one before. Taht thing sure is big.
Hey, check these out :smile2:!
The reason it's so rare to see one is because their lifespan is only ONE week.
thats cool thanks for the pic
i happened to stumble onto one a few years ago while doing fiber optic installation near Earlsbourogh OK. they are neat and beautiful creatures . Thanks for sharing.