Hot Moth Action

Time once again for some of Igor Siwanowicz’s spectacular insect photography. We’ve brought you his mantis photos in the past (#1 , #2, and #3) so we decided to switch it up and take a look at some of his moths. Unfortunately Igor doesn’t tell us which species we are looking at, but maybe some of our entomologically inclined readers will chime in.

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This last one might be a butterfly, but that’s a killer proboscis…


  1. #1 Eliza
    June 9, 2008

    Isn’t the third one down a member of Electric Mayhem?

  2. #2 Jives
    June 9, 2008

    Yes, that’s Dr. Proboscis.

  3. #3 Eric
    June 9, 2008

    Stunning photography. Absolutely stunning.

  4. #4 Beadfreak
    June 9, 2008

    Those pictures are absolutely AMAZING. Wowie wow wow. I had to scroll back and look again, a few more times…the detail is just that jaw-dropping.

  5. #5 Kent
    June 9, 2008

    These are great! Number two should be called the Wooly Mammoth Moth.

  6. #6 ym
    June 10, 2008


  7. #7 y
    June 11, 2008

    one time an old friend, her mom, and I were watching a sci-fi movie called Mansquito.

    Her mom, in the middle of the movie, asked “Is that your proboscis or are you just happy to see me?”

    Funniest thing I’ve ever heard a mom say. :D

  8. #8 Puddock
    June 13, 2008

    Utterly incredible pics! Wow!

    Funny to think that there must be teeny little creatures that DO see these guys as huge colourful monsters…

  9. #9 Zelly
    June 13, 2008

    They’re so fuzzy! I’d go hug a moth but I’m sure it wouldn’t end well.

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