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Butterfly or little dog?

Butterfly or little dog?
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Copyright: Michel Pilon (pilonm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ - 20 LUMIX
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-28 8:11
Viewed: 4434
Points: 13
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Here is a female moth of the family of Lasiocampidae called Large Tolype. I found it on my patio one morning (around 7:00 am). It is a common moth in Montreal. I really wonder about the black thing it has on its back.

The Large Tolype has a sleepy characteristic: It remains in place well after a busy night, resting, unmoving - apparently unaware of its surroundings. It is like a furry little white and gray stuffed animal that you can pick up, pass around and put back again without its seeming to have known.

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Since you requested more info, the scientific name seems to provide a fair amount - presupposing I have the right one ;)
Here you go!

Hi Michel,
Interesting moth..You are right, it does look exactly like a suffed animal, expecially from this POV :)
Well placed in the frame with good details.
Great post & TFS!

Interesting urguement. Somehow i notice the surrounding object do not match the dog, so i will go for the moth. :-p TFS

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-28 11:17]

Very weird. Poodle moth.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-28 16:36]

Hi Michel,
ohhhhh you caught a Kremlin! Interesting shot, never seen such an insect before.
Good sharpness and well presented.

phantastic and very surprising document.
That moth looks most unusual, and quite funny indeed.
Well explaing notes! Thank you, best regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-30 11:33]
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Quel étrange créature Michel, bien vue et bien photographiée. J'aimerais bien le voir d'un autre angle aussi. Merci.


Amazing... I can see why this looks like a stuffed animal. Well seen and taken.

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