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Re: Name that insect
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 03:35:51 PM »
@ DanaJ, have you ever seen the Rose Maple moth? I didn't know it existed until I saw one on my garage door last year and had to google to find out what it was. I haven't seen any more, but it's really pretty.

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Re: Name that insect
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2017, 03:51:47 PM »
I have and yes, they are super-cute!

I really love the ones that are surprises. My favourite find from last year was a Joyful Holomelina. It looks like a boring black bug with a red head. It barely even looks like a moth at first glance. But if you can get it to spread it's wings, it's crazy, vibrant red and polka dots underneath. It looks like a flamenco dancer or something.

Like it should be doing the can-can on the streetlight.

Edit: This is what it usually looks like. So dull, you'd never even notice it. (The image is very close actual size.)
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