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Spanish Moon Moth

Description:

Surprisingly (for me) I saw this butterfly in the Pyrenees. I had never seen a butterfly like this one before. The ones that I have seen in these mountains are usually smaller, simplier...




1 species ID suggestions

Spanish moon moth
Graellsia isabellae Graellsia isabellae

12 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne a year ago

I saw this moth a few weeks ago and now featured in the blog. Congratulations! It is an awesome moth!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Congratulations Anna, this stunning moth is being featured in the Project Noah blog today!
http://blog.projectnoah.org/

Jakubko
Jakubko a year ago

Beautiful moth; could you please add the scientific name? Project Noah has a database which "sorts" organisms out, but the way it searches is with scientific name, since there are sometimes more than one common name for an organism. Since you have not added the common name it appears unidentified. Thanks, and how lucky of you to see this moth!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne a year ago

Very cool! I love moths!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Beautiful!

Eva Varga
Eva Varga a year ago

Lime green or granny apple green is my new favorite color .. can I get this as a tattoo?? :)

Megs18
Megs18 a year ago

thanks for the info on the difference between moths and butterflies, mattsilvia7. I did not know this!

auntnance123
auntnance123 a year ago

This is beautiful. Reminds me of art glass from the Thirties.

keithp2012
keithp2012 2 years ago

If a Polyphemus moth and Luna moth could cross breed this is what their offspring would look like lol. Beautiful!

mattsilvia7
mattsilvia7 2 years ago

It's a moth. One easy way to tell is that moth wings lie flat when they're at rest, and butterflies hold their wings together when at rest.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Really nice! Completely new to me!

AnnaRieraDomènech
AnnaRieraDomènech 2 years ago

Thank you! I hadn't seen any butterfly like this one before though I realize that they are living in their habitat.

Planoles, Catalunya, Spain

Lat: 42.32, Long: 2.10

Spotted on Jun 11, 2010
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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