Wordless Wednesday: Any One know what this moth is called?

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  1. Ritu
    Jun 20, 2018 @ 19:07:39

    Ask His Geoffleship!!!!

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  2. pensitivity101
    Jun 20, 2018 @ 19:46:41

    I punched in Blue and white spotted moth on goggle and WIKI came back with a giant leopard moth. Is this it

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  3. gordon759
    Jun 20, 2018 @ 20:02:41

    its a Leopard moth (that’s Geoff & My surname with an extra o). Its unusual in that its larva (caterpillar) feeds inside decaying trees on the rotting wood.

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  4. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 20, 2018 @ 23:57:28

    Cool looking! ๐Ÿค—

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  5. Wendy
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 03:40:33

    so pretty. and glad to know the name. your post sparked my interest to see if they are in the US too, as I think I’ve seen one. They are here too! Not where I live now, in the desert, but definitely where I moved from, the southeast. I had no idea that their wingspan is around 3 inches. wow.
    I took a photo of a moth a few years ago that was a pale yellow with pink markings. very pretty. I wonder what it was. Now I really want to know.
    Do you have Luna moths? I’ve always loved them. They were magical when I was a child.
    I may not be able to get over here often, but when I do I love spending time with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • willowdot21
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 05:03:28

      Well thank you Wendy you are always welcome here. The Leopard moth is amazing I felt honoured to see it! The Luna moth is a native north America and apparently it has no mouth so only lives a week. Amazing one was found on a door step in Oakhampton , Devon in 2008 how did it travel to England over 4000 miles? ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  6. Wendy
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 03:45:04

    I think my moth might have been Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda). Cool.

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  7. noelleg44
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 19:19:07

    Gorgeous moth! Look like it might have just emerged!

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  8. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 22, 2018 @ 07:04:37

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Willow is asking for some expert help with the identification of this beautiful moth… any takers?

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  9. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 22, 2018 @ 07:05:42

    It is beautiful and glad you have found out what it is Willow.. I have reblogged anyway.. hugsx

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  10. TanGental
    Jun 22, 2018 @ 08:30:48

    I’m slow. Gordon knows best. As for It’s I think it’s an old lady moth. On the case

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 22, 2018 @ 17:30:49

    I have not a single clue, Willow, but it is very interesting and pretty.

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