monochrome monday

A critter (a Giant Leopard moth) spied
at a gas station on the
Historyland Highway, Lancaster County,
Virginia



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54 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous. I love me some pokey dots.

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  2. He/She is a rather little fashionista, is s(he)?

    What a great capture.

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  3. Cool, but also kind of creepy. I don't do well with bugs.

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  4. wow! this is gorgeous looking! great find and capture!

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  5. A very handsome moth - getting on in life.

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  6. I will agree with magiceye, a handsome specimen.
    Now, I will agree with Robin, don't like bugs....lol
    Great capture though.....

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  7. That has to be one of the most interesting critters I have ever seen.

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  8. Very cool. Hope you all had a great time in ole Virginie! Glad all are home safe.

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  9. I like that you remembered exactly where we were. What a fun trip!

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  10. Beautiful. I have never seen one before. In fact, this summer, so far, I have only seen one butterfly.

    Your visit will count and help me Make History.
    Pick a Peck of Pixels

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  11. Great shot but ugh! what sort of critter is that? It looks huge. I hope that was a macro. I really do. Pretty, but made me shiver too.

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  12. Looks like, fittingly enough, a Lunar Lander.

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  13. These bugs are like a hidden universe. Makes us feel like Stanley Livingstone when we uncover one! Beautiful portrait!

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  14. a most beautiful critter...is that a leopard moth...lol
    hoping you had a wonderful virginia weekend.

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  15. That's got to be one of the coolest critters I've seen lately! Definitely the fashionista of the insect realm.

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  16. As far as creatures go this one is really pretty!

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  17. WOW I wonder what it looked like with it's wings unfurled?

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  18. I love it! Stupendous! You carry your camera everywhere, right? Is this the new one, 'cause it's very sharp with great color?

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun blogfesting with no Internet...heh, heh.

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  19. Hey! I know that bug!! His cousins live on my porch!!

    P.S. - I'm missin' my favorite New Yawker;)

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  20. Most amazing bug.. and I don't like
    bugs. See way too many here.
    That one was wearing haute couture
    camouflage.

    Sounds like you had a very good time at the blogfest.

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  21. Wow, I've never seen anything quite like that. It looks like she's wearing a frock.

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  22. Great capture and so stylish!
    Hope you're enjoying your time away in that beautiful state.

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  23. YOu find the most amazing things to get shots of! Love this.

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  24. Gorgeous moth - quite stunning! Or is it a butterfly? Beautiful, whatever - well captured.

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  25. what a cool looking moth! He can come live here, anytime.

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  26. OMG! I go help out with rafting for 10 days and look what happens while I'm gone! You're gone too! AND - you get a troll visiting and leaving a comment!

    Life is so much fun - ain't it?!

    (missed you btw)

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  27. That's beautiful Daryl! Natural colour too. I love moths - as long as they don't fly into my face!

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  28. Just stumbled upon our moth friend's name: Giant Leopard Moth.

    You can find him in wikipedia.org or go here:

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/493/bgpage

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  29. And Aileni is right -beautiful moth is definitely on the back side of it's life.

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  30. That moth was meant to be featured in Monochrome Weekly. Please send it our way.

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  31. This is great! I've never seen anything quite like that little guy!

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  32. Wow - that is one classy insect! I agree with the other comments about it being a true fashionista. It could be your mascot!

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  33. What an unusual bug! And a great close-up.

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  34. What a little beauty! Nature, indeed, has so much beauty in it.

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  35. That's cool! I've never seen a leopard moth before!

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  36. That's an exquisite little (big?) creature.

    I just saw the t-shirt in the sidebar as I was clicking to comment.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    hahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahaha!!!

    HILARIOUS!

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  37. I've never seen anything like that! How interesting.

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  38. I bet Asthmagirl didn't take a picture of that!

    The markings on it are very beautiful... Again I'm going to have to say we don't have moths that color here, just brown and black, but big!

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  39. Thank god it was in Virginia not ni New York! :)

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