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The Better to Find You With by Fezzgator The Better to Find You With by Fezzgator
I lost most of my Luna Moth Photos when my hard drive crashed some months ago as many of you know but I have some left and since a certain someone is a big fan of this lovely species I thought I'd share this one. Now the large antennae is always a sure sign of a male silkmoth for in place of sight they use these to find a female at night.

Scientific Name: Actias luna
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Tribe: Saturniini
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool ! did you actually capture this one in the Rainforest ? they must be very illusive if so. . . i have not seen one in the short amount of time that i have been visiting. . . . :)
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It did eventually make its way out into the4 exhibit but I took this shot in the lab since it was so kindly sitting the the stick we use to have in there for it. We don't often fly Lunas I'm afraid but we do many times get African Moon Moths which are pretty similar.
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i see. . . i will have to keep a look out for them when i visit again . . . :)
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Artist
fantastic
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
A very nice Luna Moth portrait! Nice antennae details! I love Luna Moths too, and we don't see them very often. And when we do find one, it usually has a messed up wing, so no great Luna Moth pictures. :( You'll have to read about our last Luna Moth adventure. LOL [link] Sorry to hear about your hard drive crash, $ewm also learned the hard way about that, lost a few years worth of photos. It was the end of the world when it happened. Back up, back up, back up. I always burn mine onto a CD and then have another copy on my external hard drive for easy access. I think one of my future jobs is going to be burning all my really important pictures onto a DVD.
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mdcphoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
awesome!!!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excuse me while I pick up my socks..........what amazing detail.............hoohah!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, kind words good sir, but I am always glad to have them!
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