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Great Leopard Moth - Summer by BlackHoleInAJar Great Leopard Moth - Summer by BlackHoleInAJar
2010 Sony DSLR Calendar Contest - Summer

This is the great leopard moth, a beautiful native Missouri moth species.
I took this photo late last summer. Found her shortly after she emerged from her cocoon and held onto her until her wings were full. I took her outside and I snapped this when she started beating her wings.
This is the "money shot," I took other pictures of her but this is the best!
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful colours and beautiful detail... and nice story too. In movies, they always use freshly hatched insects when they want to film them in the hand of someone, like in LotR with Gandalf. =P
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
I was surprised that there was a moth out where I live that had colors like this. Aside from the Luna moth that is.
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Xx-Shauny-xX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow ! =O
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's what I said, along with everyone else.:XD:
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Xx-Shauny-xX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahahah x)
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Cloven-Hooves Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
The blues are so hypnotizing. Beautiful critter.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Isn't she?:love: One of the neatest bugs I've found and caught around here.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional
very cool
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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tastybedsore Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
thats an awesome picture. just beautiful
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