Lepidoptera and friends.

♥ MOTH MONARCH
Reblogged from skriimpzz  10 notes

skriimpzz:

I arrived home from work to find this monstrosity hanging next to the front door! It was about three inches long and if it had taken off or moved in any way, I would have let out a scream so loud that it would certainly have alarmed the entire state of Nevada. I have the heebies so bad right now! YUCK!!! 😖

No need to panic - that’s a white-lined sphinx moth. It’s totally harmless and eats nectar, like a butterfly.

idontlikemaincharacters:

mothmonarch:

idontlikemaincharacters:

So I was walking home the other day and I freaked out when I saw this at the bus stop. I think it’s a moth. I think. A fucking huge moth. It’s wings are at least 15cm. I was so traumatised that day.

It’s definitely a moth - one of the biggest in the world! The Atlas moth, Attacus atlas. You can see how impressive his antennae are even at this distance, so we know it’s a dude, too.
Watch out, the ladies are bigger. :D

WOAH I totally did not expect the science side of tumblr to appear O_O and I learnt something new today haha. Thanks ^^

if you tag it, we will come! :D

idontlikemaincharacters:

mothmonarch:

idontlikemaincharacters:

So I was walking home the other day and I freaked out when I saw this at the bus stop. I think it’s a moth. I think. A fucking huge moth. It’s wings are at least 15cm. I was so traumatised that day.

It’s definitely a moth - one of the biggest in the world! The Atlas moth, Attacus atlas. You can see how impressive his antennae are even at this distance, so we know it’s a dude, too.

Watch out, the ladies are bigger. :D

WOAH I totally did not expect the science side of tumblr to appear O_O and I learnt something new today haha. Thanks ^^

if you tag it, we will come! :D

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