Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Hitch Hiker

We were walking on the trail at the beach one day last week and 'someone' wanted  a free ride.

It landed on Ron's hand and remained there....not wanting to leave!

I knew it was a Moth because of it's fuzzy antennae and was lucky to find out it's genus name. It is  a Virginia Ctenuchid (Ctenucha Virginica)  moth. Here is a little information on it.



24 comments:

  1. Be careful around Ron now, he's bugged!
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    1. Mark, that's one way of putting it! lol

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  2. I hate moths but I must admit that one's got a beautiful head.

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    1. Whew! I've never seen a moth with these colours before.

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  3. It's a beautiful little creature!

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    1. Pat, it was so strange in that it didn't want to let go of Ron's hand! For some reason that waqs where it wanted to be.

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  4. That's different, never saw any like that. Strange for a moth to do that.

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  5. I love butterflies and moths; but, I don't think I'd be brave to hold that little one as it looks really different! Love the collage of pictures.

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    1. Around these parts I don't think we have any dangerous or poisonous ones, so we were safe.
      Thanks for dropping by lee Ann.

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  6. When I was in Italy in the '70s I learned that if a moth flies into your house and circles above you, it's a good omen (that money will be coming your way). I wonder what it means when one lands in your hand and stays for a visit. Maybe it means you're going to be blessed with a wonderful partner in life, lots of love, and tremendous affection from the most beautiful dog in the world. Well... proof positive.

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    1. Geez Mitch! What are trying to do? Make me a blubbering/sobbing idiot! That was sweet and if you only knew how much I needed this right at this second, you would think you had special powers or something. Thank you.

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  7. Who knew a moth could look so pretty? I always figured them to be dull brown. Congratulations on your Funkalicious award from Martha!

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    1. Hi SK! Good to meet you! I was as surprised as you to see the colours on this one!
      Martha gave me an award? I better get on over there!!

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  8. That's a beautiful moth ..... such lovely colours. I found one in my bedroom yesterday and it has been sleeping above my head since ... black and white checks!

    Your moth wins for exoticness though ... hands down ;-)

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    1. Yours sounds interesting too Annie! You are a brave soul eh? See, they won't hurt you.

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  9. It's got very pretty colours on it's face. I think if it landed on me though I would scream and shake it of before I had time to realize a photo would be a good idea.

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    1. LOL! I never thought to be scared of it! Besides, what could they possibly do?!

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  10. That is a beautiful moth. There are some really gorgeous looking ones. Looks like this little critter was hitchhiking!

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  11. Okay, now I'm following Mitchell.

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    1. Good idea Terry! Lots to see and learn there with Mitch.

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  12. There are some critters which will get from point A to point B in whatever way they can. Ron was apparently not too threatening, so the moth was a happy travelling companion.

    Great photos.

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    1. Good to meet you Rob and welcome!
      Yep, Ron is pretty unthreatening alright and the moth appeared quite content!

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