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Photo Uploaded: Jan 28 2014 20:32:15 GMT
Taken: 2013:08:03 20:29:45
Canon EOS 550D
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Flash: Yes (Compulsory)
I found myself as foster parent to some Poplar Hawk Moth caterpillars last summer, and I've just remembered that I forgot to update the story with the final chapter...
I raised them right through from egg to imago. This was the first to emerge, and is pictured here ready for its first flight. I was such a proud parent...
And the plural of imago is imagines, which is very pleasing.
Comments on this photo:
Jan 29 2014 08:53 GMT
You did a great job and it is a beautiful Moth :)
Feb 19 2014 22:47 GMT
Ah, I've seen these moths round here, more greeny coloured. I seem too to recall having seen one in Costa Rica...would that be the same species.
The imago/ imagine thing is lovely entomology, and lovely etymology too.
(Hoping I spelt that right!).
Imago is the label Aimee Mann released her debut album on.
Apr 30 2014 16:12 GMT
Very pretty moth. And you made a great parent!
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