Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ABC Wednesday: V is for Virginia Ctenucha Moth

See the proboscis all wound in a coil?
pronounced Ten — ooo (like cool) — cha (as in cha cha)
This large moth was trying to dry out in the grass after it was caught in a heavy rain.
It looks a bit bedraggled.
After I took these photos it flew off — all healthy.

Ctenucha virginica
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26 comments:

  1. Wow! Fantastic photos! I'm very impressed! :D

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  2. What beautiful shots you got of this creature. Well done. Fun V post...

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  3. Quite a moth, that - female possibly.
    Excellent choice.

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  4. These colours are also beautiful and starting with the letter V as well : violet!

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  5. These colours are also beautiful and starting with the letter V as well : violet!

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  6. Marvellous choice and photography. Moths are equally a pretty as butterflies.

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  7. Beautifully coloured moth, and a superb photo!
    Must be tricky to be a moth with wet wings!

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  8. Your photos are wonderful! I have seen these too and love their colours. Thank you for your comments on mine; isn't it wonderful to wander through meadows searching for butterflies, and dragon flies, and moths and all those little fascinating creatures that one can find there!

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  9. Great V post and what a beautiful moth.
    Very unusual, those black wings...   Beautiful body color.

    Best regards, Don.

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  10. Beautiful photos. Great V choice.

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  11. "Louis" had warned you that his post would be Visions of Hell! - and he didn't even show the most violent of those panels!
    "Louis" thinks they may have been done by the Gothic/Tattoo/Piercing crowd he sees hanging out in a skateboard basin fashioned out of concrete waste that had been dumped on Albany Point.

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  12. Wonderful colors, good macro as usual.

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  13. Impressive photos - you must be a very patient photographer.

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  14. Wow! The detail really is a great reward for your patience.

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  15. Great shots of a very attractive moth. Glad it recovered fully from its soaking.

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  16. What a great looking moth.. and a very good 'V' post

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  17. who knew moths had such interesting names? Very nice. Mine is up here

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  18. Lovely photography. Well done!

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  19. What beautiful shots you got of this creature. And great colours too.

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