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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 9, 2017 5:19 AM CST
I wasn't looking for this picture. I was just standing in the yard when something odd was in my peripheral vision.

Imagine my surprise when I finally tracked the movement settled on a plant!
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Name: Abbey
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Garden10
May 16, 2017 2:48 PM CST
Yardenman said:I wasn't looking for this picture.


Yeah, yeah, that's what everyone says! Hilarious! That's a great shot, but boy, you've got to feel sorry for them...

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Name: Mac
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McCannon
May 16, 2017 7:57 PM CST
That's pretty neat @Yardenman. Some of them are quite striking. We spotted a large hawkmoth here last year, probably 3 to 3-1/2" long, and we found several hawkmoth pupae when we were digging potatoes.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 17, 2017 9:21 PM CST
Well, it does help to always have a small digital camera in your pocket...

And I love the hawkmoths. They are neat to watch. I never saw one before I noticed one at a nursery and asked the staff about them.

Then, knowing of them, I saw them all around my gardens. You have to know what to look for to see it sometimes...

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tx_flower_child
May 17, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Yardenman said:I wasn't looking for this picture.

and then @Garden10 commented, 'Yeah, yeah, that's what everyone says!'

I say 'To each his own.'

But dang! No, make that a double dang! That's one heckuva really cool picture!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 17, 2017 10:12 PM CST
tx_flower_child said:
and then @Garden10 commented, 'Yeah, yeah, that's what everyone says!'

I say 'To each his own.'

But dang! No, make that a double dang! That's one heckuva really cool picture!


Thank you! The picture was ignored for 7 days, so I thought maybe everyone had a picture like that and it was "ho-hum".

Now it seems it was a good one. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
May 17, 2017 10:21 PM CST
About 200 genera, roughly 1,450 species https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

This one showed up in my yard last year.
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The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We should learn from them!
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 17, 2017 10:28 PM CST
McCannon said:About 200 genera, roughly 1,450 species https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

This one showed up in my yard last year.
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Is it the apparent face on the upper front?
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 17, 2017 10:35 PM CST
This one had a face. Some have faces, some have other patterns. I don't have the links handy but some photographers take pictures of them exclusively. Some are quite beautiful.
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We should learn from them!
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 17, 2017 11:16 PM CST
Here's a few links that show these beautiful creatures. Some links have pics of their pupal and caterpillar stages.
http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/...

http://www.gettyimages.com/pho...

http://www.istockphoto.com/pho...

This link contains photos of the Hummingbird Hawkmoth exclusively:
http://www.arkinspace.com/2013...
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Altheabyanothername
May 22, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Good catch Thumbs up May joy surround you!
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Jun 3, 2017 11:00 PM CST
We just got home from our 10pm Wally run and found this hawkmoth hanging on the wall next to our front door. I haven't tried to identify it yet.
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jmorth
Jun 4, 2017 1:05 PM CST
I've pics of at least 4 kinds found in our garden and one from a state park nearby.
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The other one was a green one, couldn't find pic (yet).

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