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Amazon pics part 6

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Thought I would show a 3 pic series of a plump moth. This guy was about 3 cm in length.

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Great images there Ken but that last one is right on, excellent :smt023

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Well now, that is one interesting critter. Great pictures there Ken.
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Very strange looking from the front :shock: Should be easy to identify from your pictures if we had a Amazon moth key.
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Ken,

I have to ask a silly question: are you sure this is the same moth? Pics #2 and #3 look like they go together, but I just can't match up important details between pic #1 and the other two. The wings look to be the wrong shape -- pics #2 and 3 show the back wings extending sideways beyond the front wings, but no sign of that in pic #1 and the wing shape doesn't seem to allow shifting the wings to allow it. What I think I can see of the antennae in pic #1 are threadlike and appear to be inserted in front of the eyes, not feathery and inserted above them like in the other two pics. If this is all the same critter, it's apparently a master of disguise as well as interesting in its own right. :?

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Well, can't imagine there could be more than a couple dozen moth species in the Amazon, right?....;)

Have a couple pics I will post later of very large moths..8-10 inch wingspread I would guess.

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Wow! :D It looks a bit like Automeris moth. I think first one is a female.
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Rik,

I will go through the pics and reassess the situation to see if they are the same. I do believe they were concurrent pics, but will ensure.

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Thanks, Ken. If they are the same, I'd be interested to see a maximum-detail crop of the head from pic #1.

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I wonder if those are his front legs in picture three that are the dark color, you can see them sticking out in picture two also :-k
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or it could belong to this family of moths.. http://bugguide.net/node/view/9720
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Post by Moebius »

Rik,

I believe you are right. I have another pic that I will post (forgot to upload it last night), that shows this moth at a 3/4 angle. The two pictures of the moths are not the same critter.

Will post it soon.

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This view verifies that the first pic was not the same one

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hmm, the more I stare at this last pic and the first, can't decide for sure if they are the same or not. I do see components that are the same, and some that are different. I don't see the whitish areas on the first moth, but that could be due to the angle/lighting.

What do you think?

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Post by MacroLuv »

This last image looks pretty much as a second one. First one still looks different for me. On the first one is female and on the others male, I'm guessing. :D
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