Saturday, May 22, 2010

Moth faces - who am I?

I had such an amazing time at the craft show today... starting with an armful of large moths, one of which I had never seen in the wild before. They were clinging to the outside of the pavilion where the show was being held.

Before rambling on about how excited I was, I thought I'd offer up a little challenge.

Can you identify all three moths to the species level, just based upon their faces?

Moth #1
Moth #2
Moth #3
Aren't they just adorable?
After someone has gotten all three, I'll post more complete pictures.

8 comments:

hattalahutta said...

Found the second one by chance on Google, but I'm not an expert, so I'll let others guess :) They are all very cute, I want to crochet them! Looking forward to more pictures :)

Ted C. MacRae said...

My guesses are:
1) Polyphemus moth
2) Royal walnut moth
3) Luna moth

Fun challenge!

Weirdbuglady said...

Ted - good on #1 and #3!
So far on the etsy forums, only the Luna moth has been guessed.

#2 is still up for grabs though ;)

Robert Pace said...

#3 is a male Actias luna (Luna Moth)

abitabite said...

Is #2 cecropia moth ?

Weirdbuglady said...

abitabite - yes! Excellent! That's the one I had never seen in the wild before, only as pinned specimens.

abitabite said...

He is a real stunner. Of these I've only ever seen Lunas (but lots of those). We have photos of one so large it could have been an eye mask when it landed on my face.

Samantha G said...

The eyes...
The antennae...
The fluffy...

CUTE EXPLOSION!!!