"I had not seen the moth Agrius cingulata in the last year or so, but one came back today. He was sitting on our porch swing looking just as beautiful as ever. I have attached a couple of pictures to show you."
I received many images of this species from the southern states in early October, 2008. May the people rebound from the devastating effects of hurricanes as the moths do!
One half of all new registrations (October-December 2008) for World's Largest Saturniidae Site will be donated to humanitarian aid. Many thanks to all who assist when disaster strikes.
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Bill Oehlke at email@example.com
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Agrius cingulata in unusual pose, October 6, 2004, courtesy of Phillis in Louisiana.
Visit a beautiful series of photos of Agrius cingulata from Vicksburg, Mississippi, courtesy of Paul Ingram.
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