Weekly Photo Challenge:Down

Friends, last summer on a trip to our seaport, Duluth Minnesota, we were photographing the giant lupines that grow on the bluffs over Lake Superior.  Looking down at my feet, we found this Luna moth who begged for attention. These moths are very large with a wingspan of 4-4.5 inches and they only live for one week. I had never seen one in the wild so this made my day.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

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  2. LUCKY! we found one once up by walker on a family vacation.

  3. Wow! I’ve never seen one of those.

  4. Goodness – that is absolutely beautiful! I’ve never seen one before. Thank you for that!

  5. such a breath-taking creature, thank you for sharing!

  6. I have seen several of these in my life and they always seem to make me catch my breath. Only once have I seen one flying and the way the body hangs straight down with the wings fluttering behind made me realize the origin of fairies.

  7. Ooooooo I love this shot!

  8. lovely picture, love it…;)

  9. Wonderful, i’ve never seen a luna moth!

  10. How easy it would have been to miss this beautiful moth and just see the leaves. That is a lovely picture.

  11. Never knew a moth could be so beautiful! I am used to seeing plain, brown ones.

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