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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by the_DarkLight
its a wood moth, we get them all the time here in australia

www.amonline.net.au...
if you wanna know more just google wood moth, and don't worry they can't hurt you haha


Woah! Behemoth!

Spacedoubt, that is one of the most exotic looking Moths I have ever seen. Looks more like a flying Animal, than an Insect type Beast.




posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 02:55 PM
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OMG !!!
those are huge ass moths !

Try putting a mini plastic godzilla outside.
Maybe it will try and fight it, then you can capture it.
Be carefull not to harm the little chinise twin girls.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 03:03 PM
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My faithful hunter (pet cat) brought one in the other night...
just to entertain me apparently, since he let it go the minute he got thru the cat door...

I just love that cat...

freaked my fiance out totally (and me also) since we had no idea what this fluttering large fuzzy flying thing was... (bat had crossed my mind though)...

I think I wanted it to NOT be a bat so much, that the universe rewarded me with one honking sized moth...

the next night, i found a cat hairball that was totally black (my cat is white), so i wonder if it ended up finding where i had thrown it at (still alive, but worse for wear), and ate it...



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 03:22 PM
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urghhhhhh now iv got the heebie jeebies *shivers*

i saw a few moths that size a while ago needless to say i screemed extremly loudly and ran like the wind.

i dont know why but my 2 worst fears on this planet are moths and butterflies *shivers*

urgh imma be having nightmares now



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 03:27 PM
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I killed one of those when I was visiting Texas. I did not do it purposefully mind you, but it was dark and I only saw a big Bat size dark object diving at me and so I swatted at it and I guess it was not as sturdy as a bat because it got chopped in half from my swing. The 1/2 that was on the floor was almost as big as the pic thats posted here. They say things are bigger in texas and they are right!


Pie



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 03:37 PM
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haha nice!
well aslong as it doesnt come back
its all good
but i shut the curtains now when im washing up on a night
lol



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 03:54 PM
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My brother and I saw a moth about the same size you're talking about one night (maybe a bit smaller). It kept slamming into the window, as it was attracted to the lights inside the house.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 04:28 PM
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It could be a Gypsy Moth as they are native to Europe. Here in Oregon I first encountered one late at night in my dorm room at about 2 in the morning. Thank goodness I had bug netting up on my window otherwise it would have ended up in my room. My first thought "is that a bat?" Upon further inspection it was a moth and suposidly if you make them angry they poo...go figure
Hope this helped!


-Dagger



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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That's a moth?! Looks more like a caterpillar...



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:04 PM
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I was curious, and did a little searching..
I found out the big Moth in my pic is called the "Polyphemus Moth"


If you google the Family SATURNIIDAE. You'll find lots of photos of the larger breeds of moths...



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:13 PM
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Giant moths do exist! Check out the URL images.search.yahoo.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:15 PM
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Oh, the polyphemus moth! I used to see those all of the time when I was a kid. Keep a lookout for Luna moths, too! I think they're usually in the same area, and quite beautiful!



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:44 PM
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Off topic....
Niteboy your avatars are funny as hell !!



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by xeroxed88
That's a moth?! Looks more like a caterpillar...


No
that is indeed a catapillar...this is a gypsy moth


also more info on gypsy moths plus pics

-Dagger


[edit on 14-6-2006 by Dagger]



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 08:31 PM
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Woah... embarrassment levels = overload.

I didn't read the caption, my bad.
*runs and hides*



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 02:33 PM
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well all this is interesting
= ]
thanks to everyone for helping me!
even xeroxed88
haha



posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 10:15 AM
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Hi All

When i lived in Oz for a few months when i was about 8 I went to school one day and there was this almighty moth sitting in the tree I remember this vividly because moths scare the hell out of me espically ones this big i would say it was probs the size of a medium sized watermelon. No rolled up newspaper to squash that thing you'd need a cricket bat!

But i've never seen a really large moths in England before, thank god

I love comparing sizes of things to melons



posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 11:30 AM
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I've seen a couple huge moths in MN. Freaked me out the first time I saw them too, I was just wondering what the heck the caterpillar looked like.

The first one I saw was about the size of my hand, it flew in the door at someones grad party and all the girls started freaking out. I had to catch it in my hat and bring it outside. I tried to shake it off and it hit the pavement with a pretty meaty thud. I did feel bad since it was the first monster moth I had seen and I killed it.

A friend of mine who worked at a gas station called them death moths ever since he saw one fly in the door at the gas station and it started to attack some drunk guy, wish I could have seen that! I can only imagine how I would react.

Also, a little off topic but I can't resist in a thread about moths. For those of you who are afraid of moths, stay away from the midwest during armyworm infestations, If you've never experienced the awesome power of forest tent caterpillars, it is something to behold, they show up every four years and they move as a carpet so thick that they issue driving advisory's because the roads get slippery from all the guts. My dad has a picture somewhere of his motercyle all slattered in green from driving through them. The last year they were here they were all piled about a foot and a half deep against the back wall of my workplace and everywhere you looked, the ground was moving. Pretty gross. When they turn into moths, you can't go anywhere with outdoor lighting without walking into a swarm of moths. I get the chills just thinking about it, I think they're coming again next year.


thebeard



posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 01:18 PM
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Not really giant, only about 6cm long but this moth keeps coming into my room almost every night:

Photograph Here

Just thought you'd like to see the photo really! I think one of my flatmates may have killed it when it flew into my kitchen though.



posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 03:49 AM
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I am SO happy about this thread! I had an odd experience some time ago with what I call the 'chicken bat'. A large beigy thing hanging from my ceiling that remained a mystery until now.

I posted about it here if you are interested.

From reading the posts here and looking at the photos, I think it was the same thing I saw that night in my bedroom. It would explain how it came in (and out) of the room, its odd hanging position, its strange colour and even the odd sensation of the 'staring' red eyes.

Another strange phenom explained away by logic. Most of all, it proves I'm not dillusional. Excellent!



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