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Cecropia Moth by flexoutlaw Cecropia Moth by flexoutlaw
The largest moth in North America. Once hatched from its cocoon it only lives for 2 weeks because it cannot eat. Its purpose is reproduction. More info can be found at the following links:
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:iconbashfulsoul:
BashfulSoul Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Pretty colors!
But it's sooooo BIG!!
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TackyThePegasus Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty...
But IT'S SO BIG IT'S CREEPY.
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That-G Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
they're so pretty
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:iconjulek1:
julek1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist
a little dragon :)
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Why don't they have mouths? So all they get in life is sex? Not a very fun life but it's still pretty.
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Writer
Oh my gosh...
I'm scared of it and want to touch it at the same time.
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WayneTGP01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It doesn't look real.
Brilliant capture =)
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AMLensCreations Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
OMG, awesome photo~~~!!!!!! With I could have see it!!!!!

Requested at :iconvibrant-lepidoptera:
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:iconsecondhandben:
secondhandben Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
It's so beautiful! I adore moths.
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:iconpaulako:
paulako Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
ooohhh my god!!!!!
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:iconlmcukier:
LMCukier Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
teddy bear of the insect world. I love moths ^^
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DragonFiresongs Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This...
This...
Is utter beauty :iconcryforeverplz: *already huge fan of moths*
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:iconmikkynga:
Mikkynga Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
gorgeous <3
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:iconhisui-hyena:
hisui-hyena Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
omg that is so beautiful!!
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AurorleFae Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh goodness. I love moths so much and this is like, the Isis of moths, with it's rainbow(ish) colored wings. Adorable too ^-^
Thank you for taking such a beautiful photograph.
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xXMusic-MuseXx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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DeeYayRnor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Hello! :dummy:

You have been featured in my yournal!
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Have a nice day!
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:iconhetrin:
Hetrin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a colourful moth. Gorgeous photo, too!
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pisceandreamer7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
incredible photo!!
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GracefulRaven Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   Writer
Beautiful! :love:
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:icongloomychuckling:
gloomychuckling Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Photographer
amazing!
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DarkSk8erGurl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Holy crap. The Pyralid moth I found is close to that size. The Cecropia is GORGEOUS!!! How did you come across such a beautiful sight?
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Dante6499 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mother nature is like that, the most beautiful thing die fast, it realy sad
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:iconsneijle:
Sneijle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Omg, i want one! Great shot :)
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Experiment308 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
That is fantastic! It looks like a silkworm moth. They're stunning creatures, compared to the little silvery caterpillars they morph from.
These moths remind me of male tarantulas. Compared to the female spider, the male is hyperactive, barely eats or sleeps, is highly aggro and spends his spare time mating and looking for a mate.

Meh, I'm getting carried away... anyhoo! Well done! :clap:
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NotedStrangePerson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
What a great shot. It's so large and fuzzy it looks more like a toy.
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Okico Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
This is absolutely beautiful! Moths scare me but well this still scares me but ugh just so amazing!!

It kinda looks like wings on a red, white and black spider haha
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GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
it's legs are creepy
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KJDSTJME Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
this picture cheers me up so much! sooo fluffy x3 :love:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
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AlienOnTheEarth Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
fantastic, colors make it marvelous!
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Yaujte Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Hey that's beautiful. Too bad it only lives for 2 weeks. T~T
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KasonSama Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEE! FATTY!
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ElmoMassacre Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
о___О
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MALLEfunction Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
How'd you get that close? It's gorgeous!
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flexoutlaw Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
It was fairly unresponsive. I was able to handle it gently without it flying away. I think the time of year it was made it pretty mellow. At least I hope that's what it was instead of illness or impending death :( Thanks for the comment
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
These are the most beautiful creatures in the world...:heart:
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:iconelks0ng:
Elks0ng Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
why cant they eat? O.o...strange but cute...very fuzzy wuzzy <333 love pic
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gloom-ghoul Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wahhhhh ive never seen anything like it! the colors are so gorgeous :heart:
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shironamikane Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
That is a very stunning picture! It's a good capture!
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:iconizaioi:
izaioi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
neat!
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tUbaFreaK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
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RadioCanvas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
why exist if they cannot eat o.o
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SesshoumaruThumper13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
awww!!! how POOFY!!! lol nice shot!
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thatsOnePHATmullet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Wow, he's beautiful, gorgeous shot. It's sad they can only live for 2 weeks. =( at least he won't die a virgin ! XDD
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Lasen-Chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Looks great! . love it!
Wow!
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:iconrosyrazor:
RosyRazor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I LOVE how you can see every detail on the moth
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:iconandynjessi:
andynjessi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I have never seen anything like this! Amazing!
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:iconemma2tone:
emma2tone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that is a beautiful moth... makes all the british moths look small n dull in comparison x
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magalee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God, imagine not being able to eat...

That's a beautiful shot.
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