General Boy Meets Moth

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  1. TheSceptileMaster Gastrodon ate my cake
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    Hey nekoban, I saw a moth named the Paonias Excaecata at school during recess. It was pretty cool, but whenever somebody touched it, it wouldn't react at all, but it was alive. Weirder, the legs were like glued to the tree, it never fell off. Moths are kewl!
     


  2. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    That's the Blinded Sphinx Moth. If its hind wings were exposed, you would've been treated to a pair of usually-hidden eye spots.

    It was probably asleep (some moths are REALLY good sleepers) or just really didn't want to get up. The reason it seemed "glued" to the tree is because moths and other insects have bristles on their legs that allow them to cling onto surfaces like trees and walls. Since trees have a rough texture, I imagine that it would've been able to cling tighter. I'm no expert by any means, though.

    Moths FTW!
     
  3. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Found a couple more Mini Bagworm cases and added them to my pic:

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    Still no Shiny male Burmy, though... Dx
     
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  4. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Here's a REALLY interesting caterpillar, Parasa chloris (aka Smaller Parasa), a type of "slug caterpillar."

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    Their adults are pretty interesting too. (I've not got any pics, but you can check them out on Google.)
     
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  5. Lugia Invisible Presence
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    Those pictures are all so pretty!
     
  6. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    UPDATE: Added the Goldenrod Stowaway to the first post. Very striking golden-orange colorization. Its wings remind be of some kind of stained wood.

    Glad ya like 'em! :D
     
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  7. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Not sure if they're alive, but I found a couple of Evergreen Bagworm cocoons while on the road today and decided to bring them back home to see if either will emerge as male moths. I'm currently trying to rig a fish tank in my room so I can keep an eye on them. Unlike Mini Bagworms, these guys can be quite destructive (which may be why Pineco can learn Self-Destruct).

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  8. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Added the Harnessed Tiger Moth to the first post.
     
  9. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Added the Parthenice Tiger Moth to the first post. It could easily be mistaken for the Harnessed Tiger Moth, but the pattern on the Parthenice Tiger Moth is more detailed/broken-up and the hind-wings are a solid bright orange as opposed to the Harnessed Tiger Moth's orange-to-yellow gradient.

    I could easily see a Fakemon line that evolved the Banded Tiger Moth into the Harnessed Tiger Moth and it into the Parthenice Tiger Moth (although it might seem weird skipping the larval stage).
     
  10. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Added the Pale Beauty to the first post. What makes this moth pop is its ghostly appearance. Its wings are reminiscent of clouded crystals, making me think it could be a good basis for a Bug/Rock Fakemon (with Levitate, of course).
     
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  11. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    This one's kind of depressing: a Black-Bordered Lemon infected with Cordyceps, a brain-controlling parasitoid fungus. Paras and Parasect are based on this strange and scary phenomenon (though with a different host insect).

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    I also spotted another slug moth caterpillar: the Skiff Slug. What a strange world we live in!

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    Tussock moth caterpillars incorporate their stinging hairs into their cocoons to keep predators at bay while they pupate. The moth has already left this one it seems, but I thought it would be worth sharing anyway. EDIT: Replaced with photo of a caterpillar still inside the cocoon.

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    Have you guys stumbled upon any new moths lately?

    EDIT: Found a Monkey Slug (aka Hag Moth Caterpillar) as well

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  12. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    It's been far too long since I've spotted any cool moths, but I just found a Large Tolype Moth outside the front door!

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    I'll take a cat-size one, please!

    I also spotted a Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar the other day, though it wasn't until after it went away that I found out what it was else I would've tried catching it to pupate. (Those spiny hairs are tough but non-toxic.)

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    I found another one today, although a bit smaller, so I caught it and fixed it a little home. I've already read-up on caring for one (and bookmarked it for future reference), so hopefully this guy makes it to adulthood!

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  13. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Gym Leader
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    This is nothing short of amazing. I have moths all over my front porch and I've only seen like 2 or 3 of these moths in my lifetime. Keep up the good work!
     
  14. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
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    Not super fuzzy or colorful, but I kind of like the pattern and dusty palette of the Brown-Shaded Gray. It kind of reminds me of primitive/tribal art.

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    I think it was about a month ago that I took the pic, but it wasn't until today that I got a confirmation on the ID. I haven't seen too many moths since.

    Thanks! You ought to take a closer look at those moths sometime. Most of these have probably been visiting here for ages, but I didn't start noticing most of them until recent years. You might spot a real beauty (and I hope you share if you do)!
     
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