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Kaljaia

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First moth of spring
« on: April 19, 2017, 07:30:31 AM »

Between a lot of work days and a lot of hard rain, haven't done much with rocks (but my boss took his kids to Richardson's and had a ball, and has given the ok for limited digging! Yay!)

So have an early moth instead.


Was blowing around my office entryway, so grabbed it before it got torn to bids by the wind. It's a really early hatch (our night temps are still below freezing about half the time). I have been slowly transferring my insect collection to this location. A few our our local kids are interested in doing insect collections for 4-H. Having a few of the big pretty bugs in-hand to show them helps get that ball rolling. This guy's now in the freezer awaiting proper pinning and drying, along with a big polyphemus from last year.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: First moth of spring
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:31:32 AM »

My Mainecoon Frank enjoys collecting.....
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Re: First moth of spring
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 03:24:40 PM »

Great picture - thanks for sharing!
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Re: First moth of spring
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 06:45:02 PM »

Cool specimen! Moths and butterflies I like...their grubs and caterpillars - and ornamental plant destruction - not so much. But, ya can't have one without the other! :)
Have you ever heard the story about the moth that saved Queen Victoria's life? http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Love-Urban-Legends/7475188
Enjoy!!
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Re: First moth of spring
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 08:51:23 PM »

Way to get the most out of life. You have a great attitude.
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Re: First moth of spring
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 05:52:29 PM »

Wow, beautiful shape.  A Cecropia right?  As a kid i had a really large insect collection and competed in the 4H Fair every summer.  I remember searching for insects almost everyday as a kid and spent a lot of time pinning them up so they would display well.  I even considered studying to be an emtomologist, in addition to a paleotologist, geologist, and Ufologist.  My oldest son is now a big bug nut and i am always on the lookout for things to pick up or catch for him.  His problem is that he tries to keep them alive forever and won't ever hurt them, so they end up in whatever position that they die in.  On a sad note, i have noticed a big decline in insect populations.  Last summer, i only saw a couple of Tiger Swallowtails, and usually i see hundreds or thousands each summer.
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