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...

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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.

By Beadfreak (not verified) on 09 Jun 2008 #permalink

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

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

Utterly incredible pics! Wow!

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

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