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Erestorfan
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Hi Everyone...back from camping and met some new 'friends' while at the campground. This was one of the biggest moths I've come across. I'm mainly posting it because I was hoping that someone might know what kind of moth it is.

I'll be uploading some more pics from our trip over the next few days!
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Jun 9, 2010 4:43:07 pm
Sorry, no help identifying the kind of moth but definitely a big one and proof that not butterflies alone are beautiful. Great capture!

by shadownet Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 4:48:07 pm
Moth looks to be about 5 carats! LOL. Nice shot.

by NightGallery Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 5:21:09 pm
fantastic capture!!

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 5:33:14 pm
Oh this really bugs me !..lol I know you just wanted to show off the ring.

by willpee Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 6:00:58 pm
That is a large moth and well camouflaged to hide on New Hampshire type trees. Wonderful capture and I have seen this before but can’t recall the name ( if I knew it in the first place). Beautiful ring.

Dana

by danapommet Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 6:44:11 pm
I see the moth is checking out your ring!
Nice shot

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 7:58:02 pm
OK everyone. I have to tell you that the capture of the ring was not intentional. LOL. I know, I took the shot using my wife's camera. No, we are not wealthy. She inherited the ring from her grandmother. It was only after capturing this image that I noticed just how predominately visible her grandmother's ring was. I told her she would get a lot of comments on the ring, LOL.
So, does ANYONE out there know what kind of moth this is?

by mrestey Homepage »

Jun 9, 2010 11:34:41 pm
It is close to an owl moth but there are so many that look similar... Great capture for sure!

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Jun 10, 2010 7:48:04 am
Very well done!

by Alex_Antonov Homepage »

Jun 10, 2010 9:58:39 pm
I don't know, but I think it likes your ring. ;D

Fantastic capture!

by kbrog Homepage »

Jun 11, 2010 7:55:27 am
in any case, its a moth with style:)
well done!

by aksirp Homepage »

Jun 11, 2010 11:05:28 am
I agree with MrsLubner :)

by moochagoo Homepage »

Jun 11, 2010 3:43:49 pm
AWESOME CAPTURE AND GREAT WORK..!!!

by beatoangelico Homepage »

Jun 11, 2010 5:55:27 pm
Yeah thats one of them there Hey I wanna show something off so I'll sit inocently next to it so Mike can snap a picture northern spotted moths. They are a bit rare, sort of like those rare diamonds you find in some expensive rings.

by Raddar Homepage »

Jun 30, 2010 6:06:55 pm
It's a crow-moth......it likes shiny things...lol...
Never knew moths could get this big....nice capture....!

by violet Homepage »

Jul 13, 2010 8:04:21 am
We have some really big moths here too, but don't know why they are called. Great shot.

by schonee Homepage »

Nov 18, 2010 4:45:13 pm
Wow, Holly! I need to spend more time in your gallery! I'm adding you right now to my fave artist's list - I don't know how I've missed this, but you're added as soon as I get done here..

Wonderful photo of this moth - I think it's the extremely rare Helzberg's Moth... hehehe

by RodS Homepage »

Nov 25, 2010 1:09:55 pm
What a fabulous specimen! Wonderful capture. ^=^

by lick.a.witch Homepage »

Jan 17, 2011 5:52:23 am
very nice shot

by bakr Homepage »

Jul 17, 2012 9:19:24 am
Marvelous shot!
(This morning I was taking pictures, I thought the baby was ready to leave, we try again tomorrow)

by mariogiannecchini Homepage »

Feb 28, 2013 8:30:24 pm
very will done.

by pimanjc Homepage »

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