Monday, December 8, 2008

What's That Bug?

Blog Contest!!! If you can identify these moths, I will send you......hmm......okay, the winner gets something that has NOTHING to do with moths - a copy of "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry." Why? Because I have three of them, that's why.


And because I've looked at approximately 4,723 pages on the "What's that Bug" website and STILL can't find them. They were about 1 1/2 inches from stem to stern. And I'm curious, that's why.

Aren't they cute? They look like they are wearing little black and red furry scarves!

6 comments:

Teeny said...

nope - no idea what they are. But way to go on the privacy intrusion...a lovely close-up of them mating! ;-) HAHAHAHAHAHA

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

I haven't a clue, but their coloring is stunning, isn't it?

Ginger said...

Hey! Their wings were covered! Nothing indecent was exposed! This is a G-rated blog, here! :^)

Besides, if they get to mate on MY window, I get to take pictures. They want privacy, they can hide in the woods.

Josh said...

It's a Buck Moth – Hemileuca maia (see link below). =uD

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7730

Josh said...

Here's a link that actually tells you a bit about it:

http://10000birds.com/buck-moth-hemileuca-maia.htm

Ginger said...

Well, Josh, you win the prize! Email me privately with your contact information. (Unless, of course, this is my SON Joshua. In that case, I'll leave it on your bed.)