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Post by SquidInk » 05-31-2012 05:58 PM

I was think of the Giant Sphinx Moth (Cocytius antaeus)

https://www.google.com/search?q=Cocytiu ... 80&bih=709

... but I might be wrong. If it is, it's unusual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocytius_antaeus
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Post by Fan » 05-31-2012 06:11 PM

Looks like this guy to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus (giant silk moth).

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Post by voguy » 06-01-2012 04:08 PM

Fan wrote: Looks like this guy to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus (giant silk moth).


I've seen another in the maple tree in front of our home, and I do think it's the Polyphemus Moth. The two "eyes" on the back of the wings seem to be in the right location.
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Post by Diogenes » 06-19-2012 10:05 AM

In Palm Springs this week and one of the neighbors is an Entomologist and he has seen Swallowtails around his citrus tree as big as his wifes hand. I began noticing the Swallowtails around our citrus tree and altho not as big as my hand they are for some reason huge, much larger than those I see at home.

This would be the Zebra Swallowtail.

Also I might add the lizards are larger here as well - when they get to running up on their legs they remind me of miniature Komodos - seriously.
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Post by SquidInk » 09-15-2012 10:47 PM

New garden.

Matilija poppy

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Post by Diogenes » 09-15-2012 11:21 PM

Again - beautiful and one of my favorite flowers.

Majestic.

And by the way what else is in the new garden?
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Post by SquidInk » 09-16-2012 11:52 AM

Diogenes wrote: Again - beautiful and one of my favorite flowers.

Majestic.

And by the way what else is in the new garden?
Not much. I won't make that error again. There is a fig tree...
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Post by Diogenes » 09-16-2012 04:48 PM

But the Raccoon is eathing the figs - in the midlde of the night.:(
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