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John Bennett


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Moth.

For those lepidopterists amongst you. What species of moth is this,it has a wing span of 15 cm.

Comments 12

  • Robert L. Roux 09/07/2005 9:23

    ... ?
  • John Bennett 09/05/2005 19:48

    A Madigascan Moon Moth! wow I wish I had seen it fly now, it surely is a magnificent creature. Thanks Rob.
  • Rob Bennett 09/05/2005 18:55

    eurica!!! i think it is a madigascan moon moth a.k.a comet moth. ( Argema mittrei ) ...Oh and it's a girlie, the males have even longer tails.
    Cheers Rob.
  • Rob Bennett 09/05/2005 16:58

    I think i can help..... its not a moth its a hang glider!!
    i have seen smaller birds! beautiful shot either way.
    Cheers Rob.
  • Dominic Falcone 09/05/2005 15:23

    Dont know a thing about moths John, but it does make a very interesting picture.
    greetings
  • Buck Wicker 09/05/2005 13:22

    Dramatic! very nicely captured
  • Detomaso 09/05/2005 7:31

    Never seen!
    Very nice picture.
    FG Thomas
  • Esther Scheelings 09/04/2005 22:13

    Wow, what a big one......don't know what it is but John M. should know!
  • John Moore 09/04/2005 19:01

    A ripper, what is the area it habitates??
    Beautiful specimen and wonderful photo mate.
    Best wishes from Oz.

    j.
  • Irma K. 09/04/2005 18:37

    this is a beauty!!!!
    very well captured!
    excellent colours and sharpness!
    regards
    irma
  • Jan Van Der Hooft 09/04/2005 17:38

    Never saw this before, very nice moth. Thanks for sharing
    JaN
  • Cees Kuijs 09/04/2005 17:34

    I have no idea, John. But it is a beauty, that`s for sure.
    You keep this one alive, I hope ??
    Greetings, Cees