Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Mothra of the Moment: Columbia Silkmoth (Hyalaphora columbia)




I don't know much about moths and even less about birds and bees. The only thing I DO know, Gentle Viewer, is that isn't MY hand in the 3rd photo!! Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

  1. Found one of these dead in my yard today thanks for identifying it!

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  2. Why? You don't like to have many little paws in your hand? Must be fun thouhg!

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  3. jozee: Did you cut it up and freeze it for winter?

    mp: Because I know what moths, DO! They climb on your with these needle-like legs sticking into you so that you can't get them off. They crawl up to your eyes and stab them out. Then they crawl to your mouth and stab their way in. And you are licking at the moth trying to keep it from making it's inevitable way to your larynx where it will painfully lodge itself and you try to cough out the tickling wings but you only cough out little clouds of moth dust until you die, blinded, suffocated, alone, in great pain, with no dignity.

    THAT is why I won't touch them. That happens ALL THE TIME!

    I saw it on the Discovery Channel

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  4. it wasn't your hand. i'm really glad. seriously.

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  5. No no no Jeff... You saw that on "Moth's Day, The Revenge!". I liked that moovie too. :P

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  6. I know a cat who finds them very tasty. Thanks for the close up view.

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