Lepidoptera and friends.

♥ MOTH MONARCH
Reblogged from strobelightgalaxy  86 notes
strobelightgalaxy:

A moth my friend saved. She super glued the wing together, watched it fly off into the sunset later on.
Science side of tumblr, can you name the species for me please?

the moth crew of tumblr would like to inform you that this lovely thing is a Luna moth, Actias luna. I’m having a hard time making out the antennae because of the color of the ground, but it looks like it’s probably female.

strobelightgalaxy:

A moth my friend saved. She super glued the wing together, watched it fly off into the sunset later on.

Science side of tumblr, can you name the species for me please?

the moth crew of tumblr would like to inform you that this lovely thing is a Luna moth, Actias luna. I’m having a hard time making out the antennae because of the color of the ground, but it looks like it’s probably female.

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taniakerins:

My “Luna Moth” prototype is done!

If I am to make more of these for sale, I’ll have to send some parts to a factory. Namely to get the legs and wings firmly anchored into the resin body. (there’s way too much faith in glue here)

I also plan on changing a few materials and methods around as well to get both a sturdier product and better realism (lol those wings).. oh and it still has yet to be glow in the dark. That’s an entirely different ballpark though that I’ll read up on later., but I do know that of the glow in the dark colours, I want a white glow. (I’ve never liked that green.)

I am considering different species of moth in future and possssibly custom colours. But for now I’m doing this. Based on what you can see here, a near £100 pricetag and the description, please tell me again if you would be interested in purchasing one. This information is useful to me as it is a huge deciding factor in whether or not I will at some stage approach a factory. (when the time is right I will probably set up a kickstarter as well)

Lastly, I still don’t know what to call it! I’ve been refering to it loosely as ‘Luna Moth’, but while I was making the packaging I learnt that “moth” is mölfluga in Icelandic and motte in German…. which are both adorable. (and Mott in Danish, but I hear that you have to put “Der” infront, else it also means that “shit has hit the fan”…go figure)

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