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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
A non-scary visitor!
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:40 PM

Hello!

Here in Poland it's definitely autumn... In my man-cave I've had a non-typical non-scary visitor, too! Let one out of the window, an hour later another one showed up... OK, that room IS messy but the thought of animals breeding here is a little disturbing... Anyhow, here are the photos:

A non-scary visitor by Pawel

A non-scary visitor by Pawel

A non-scary visitor by Pawel

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:48 PM

Beautiful 

Thanks,

John

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:07 PM

Speak for yourself.  Butterflies scare the hell out of me!

Just kidding of course.  Nice pics!  Cool

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:09 PM

So purty.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:41 PM

Good looking little thing, we see so few around here for some reason.

Enjoy him, it could be worse, ever see the movie THEM?

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 11, 2021 8:21 AM

Very pretty.

My wife got into serious gardening a few years ago with building what she calls a "bird, bee, and butterfly garden with plants that will attract and nuture all three. This year, my front yard has been loaded with many different types of bees and butterflies along with many different colors of hummingbirds.  Its been fun and relaxing to see all the activity.  

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 11, 2021 8:40 AM

I love that autumn camouflage!

Chad

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, October 11, 2021 8:47 AM

Not strictly a butterfly -- looks to be an Emperor Moth...also called a Peacock Moth, for fairly obvious reasons.

Cool.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:20 AM

Hello everybody! Thanks a lot for your comments!

I read we're (on earth) losing the insects... We thought they can survive everything - looks like it's not the case... So now when I see a nice one like this - or even a mosquito - I'm a little happy.

bob - I didn't see the movie, have to look it up!

scott - such garden is a very good idea, there should be more of them instead of those sterile lawns.

greg - that would explain why I first saw one of them at nighttime...

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:46 AM

Very cool,their variety is endless,here are some from the butterflyhouse at the Asheboro Zoo

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 11, 2021 11:25 AM

Hey Pawel and Tojo- those are beautiful guys!!!

I snapped a few shots of this lil' guy a couple months ago. He/she was about two inches/ seven centimeters long:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, October 11, 2021 11:29 AM

Didn't Mothra start out like this? Keep him away from the microwaves.

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:39 PM

Also look out for a couple very small women, it could be a sign.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:48 PM

Lol, well it was a couple months ago I saw it, it could have grown to kaiju size by now. 

I didn't see any fairie women nor heard any singing. 

Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:28 AM

We once had a moth show up in our hangar and land on a guy's roll-away to rest.  It looked exactly like one of the miller moths that were everywhere that time of year...but it had about a 6 inch wingspan.  Don't know what kind of moth it was, but it could very well have been mothra.  Wish I could have gotten a picture of that once-in-a-lifetime sighting, but that was before pocket-sized celphones and digital cameras.  It was pretty noisy in the hangar with the door open, but every once in a while, I'd swear I heard singing, and it sounded like Japanese.

The truth is out there....Alien

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:28 AM

Hi Pawel!

      Hey, I can think of worse things in your man cave. How about a Scorpion dropping in, out of the Air-Conditioning vent? That can happen in Texas. Now when I was a teen I studied Luna Moths. The largest I saw had a 5-1/2 " wingspan.

      Surprisingly there more beautiful Moths than actual " Butterflies", The Luna can be one of the biggest as well. That one you have is Beautiful. Did you know that the color in it's wings comes from little scales on the surface?

      Scorpions are MOST Dangerous when small. Unlike the adults, when the young un's sting they use ALL their poison in one shot. The Adults will hold back after one sting, In case they have to sting their captor or prey a second or third time.

       In all my life I have never been stung by a MOTH or BUTTERFLY. 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:31 AM

Hi;EagleCash 867!

 In case you see one again. A Luna Moth has grey leading edges to it's wings .They curve gently aft from the body to the tip. They are  very light Green in color with a Darkish blue spot on each wing. They can be somewhat large too!

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:49 AM

Think scorpions are bad?

One time when I was a kid we went to Picatinny Arsenal on the other side of town for their Armed Forces Day open house.  While looking at some of the personel gear from the parachute team they were talking about the guy who had just landed that had a rattle snake deploy with his chute.  He saw it go by and was pretty sure it didn't survive.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:30 AM

Well, it's not scorpions or rattlers but I have seen a butterfly walk all over a cow patty and then come flying at my face.

No thanks Mister Poopyfeet, take your butterfly kisses elsewhere... Ick!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:34 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;EagleCash 867!

 In case you see one again. A Luna Moth has grey leading edges to it's wings .They curve gently aft from the body to the tip. They are  very light Green in color with a Darkish blue spot on each wing. They can be somewhat large too!

 

A couple years we got Luna Mothes all over the place at work. Some years we get them and some we don't- not sure why.

 

Personally I think the Sphinx moth is about the coolest. As a kid we were playing at a neighbors house around twilight and one came and was refueling from their mom's flowers. Just hovered there like a big fat fuzzy hummingbird while it stuck it's tongue up into each flower and sucked the nectar out.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:59 AM

Awesome Pawel! great photos.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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