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Probably a male moth
Thanks, the more people, the larger radius!
Ok but could you join the mission so we can eventually expand to a lager radius.
But I saw this moth at the museum of Natural History, and even though that is in the north east, I am not sure it is indigenous as I was told it was an Atlas Moth, though I'm not sure about that either.
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Hmm.... I may have been too hasty in my identification. This photo was taken at The Museum of Natural History in NY and I was TOLD by the guide that it was an Atlas Moth. Now after Kristen's suggestion I have looked into Cecropia and it looks more likely the actual moth I photographed. Thanks for the ID suggestion Kristen.
I believe you have a male Cecropia Moth. The males have a beautiful gray and red coloration and can be found in your area.
Great shots! Beautiful creature!
I feel so strange to look at this one. I never see a this kind of Large moth in Closed wing ventral view.Nice spotting..!!
Was this in a butterfly garden? Atlas moths aren't native to North America, so it's important to add that extra information.
bet its a male, it has that fluffly antanae to 'track' pheromones secreted by the females of their species...Lovely picture...
Oh wow! I want a moth like this! Beautiful! LUCKY! Great photos
Spotted on May 14, 2009 Submitted on Nov 16, 2011
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