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  • msg
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    So did it manage to lift your grill cover off?
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  • bcwsrt
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    No, but he did impede the start time of my baby backs …. er, uh … smoked carrots a little while I finagled the cover off with him on it!

    He sat out in the sun there for a couple hours and either flew away, or … got eaten while I wasn’t looking.

    Brian

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,356
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    It is a moth. Note the feathered antennae.
    My knee-jerk ID was cecropia moth, but I don't think that is what it is.

    EDIT: It is gorgeous.
    my current guess:
    https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/MOTHS/polyphemus_moth.htm
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  • mhardy6647
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    Cecropia moths are very colorful, very attractive, and very large.
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    ... and just to insure that eveyone has a peaceful, restful night's sleep with sweet dreams, the larval (caterpillar) stage of the cecropia.
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    B)
  • msg
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    It looks like the desert camo military version of a butterfly, yes.
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  • msg
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... and just to insure that eveyone has a peaceful, restful night's sleep with sweet dreams, the larval (caterpillar) stage of the cecropia.
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    B)

    Yoiks, Doc, those look like those things that decimate tomato plants.
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  • msg
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    Side note: Anyone else noticing that smaller images are being upscaled on the page? When I quote image posts, I try to resize quoted images down to 300-400px to reduce footprint, but they're being upscaled to fill post width, it seems.
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  • pitdogg2
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Cecropia moths are very colorful, very attractive, and very large.
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    That is quite possibly the moth I had on my garage siding once upon a time. As you said the feathered antennae give them away.

  • mhardy6647
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    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... and just to insure that eveyone has a peaceful, restful night's sleep with sweet dreams, the larval (caterpillar) stage of the cecropia.
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    B)

    Yoiks, Doc, those look like those things that decimate tomato plants.

    They do indeed resemble the tomato hornworm... but note, they're... umm, how to put this? Not horn-y.
    B)
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    The little spike-y thing on the aft end of the hornworm caterpillar (and the row of spots/spiracles on the side) are diagnostic. Plus, munchin' on 'mater plants, of course. :#
    Cecropia moths are nice. :)


  • OleBoot
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    It is a moth. Note the feathered antennae.
    My knee-jerk ID was cecropia moth, but I don't think that is what it is.

    EDIT: It is gorgeous.
    my current guess:
    https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/MOTHS/polyphemus_moth.htm
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    We knew you'd get there eventually.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,356
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    sorry, @OleBoot -- I somehow missed the ID post! I am most chagrined. :#
  • audioluvr
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    Some interesting wall clouds here today. Pics don't do them justice.

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  • daddyjt
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Cecropia moths are very colorful, very attractive, and very large.
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    ... and just to insure that eveyone has a peaceful, restful night's sleep with sweet dreams, the larval (caterpillar) stage of the cecropia.
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    B)

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  • OleBoot
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sorry, @OleBoot -- I somehow missed the ID post! I am most chagrined. :#

    Just having a little fun with you. Or in English, a little banter.
  • mhardy6647
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    Great Monty Python sketch on banter. Not readily available "in the public domain", though, unfortunately.

  • OleBoot
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  • ken brydson
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Great Monty Python sketch on banter. Not readily available "in the public domain", though, unfortunately.

    Would you like to buy an argument?
  • msg
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    He won't haggewl!
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  • mhardy6647
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    saw this today @ hifihaven

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  • treitz3
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    THAT'S freakin' funny...

    Tom
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  • mhardy6647
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    FWIW -- my wife has much more faith in brakes than do I. Perhaps that's because she didn't spend her formative years driving a 1974 Ford Bronco -- a rather heavy little vehicle with not particularly large drum brakes all the way around. ;)

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  • mhardy6647
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    Just a little while ago tonight (06May24)
  • bcwsrt
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    Today's creature encounter, not quite as unusual as yesterday's, though ...

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    Brian

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  • bcwsrt
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    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    I gave you an "LOL" because I thought it was funny that no one reacted to that. 😂

    Brian

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  • OleBoot
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    AI still has a ways to go.


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