Spanish Moon Moth, native to Spain and France; ...they are huge - their wingspan can be 2.5 inches to almost 4 inches wide!;  males have much longer 'tails'

kellyvivanco: Lepidoptera — Graellsia isabellae — Spanish Moon Moth This moth is like living Art Nouveau.

onalandmine: small emperor moth - wrinkle me deep, o loved one

onalandmine: small emperor moth (wrinkle me deep, o loved one)

onalandmine: small emperor moth - wrinkle me deep, o loved one- Real life Mothra

Moth - White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

I chose this image of a white moth because its wings reminds me of snow. I have never seen a white moth before, which is what drew me to the image.

Deaths head moth. Still makes me think of Hannibal Lecter, but an awesome moth none the less.

Death's-head Hawkmoth (Acherontia lachesis), an old bleached specimen still showing the classical skull-shaped head

Harnessed Tiger Moth by SeabrookeLeckie.com, via Flickr Open tiger mothe

malformalady: Harnessed Tiger Moth(Apantesis phalerata) is a species of moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found from Ontario, Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to South Dakota.The wingspan is mm.

Female Tussock Moth (Lymantriinae, Erebidae), China

Great shot of a very intruiging little animal. So small, yet so stunning: the Tussock Moth (Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

Beautiful, I know they are moths but I still think of them as butterflies

wooooow what a gorgeous specimen It’s like a ghosty luna moth i love this wowie zow bow chicka pow what a cutie // beautiful! love the previous pinner's "ghostly luna moth" description.

Moths always bring up memories of summer nights with pulsating clouds of fluttery wings swarming the lights by the door…and the subsequent shrieking that breaks the quiet as I flail my arms a…

Yumi Okita Moths always bring up memories of summer nights with pulsating clouds of fluttery wings swarming the lights by the door…and the subsequent shrieking that breaks the quiet as I flail my arms a…

Death's head moths (Acherontia atropos [top], A. styx [middle], A. lachesis [bottom]

Acherontia atropos is the Death's Head moth species featured in *Silence of the Lambs* though it was referred to as "Acherontia styx"– presumably because it sounded cooler.

Bizarre Looper Moth (Anisozyga pieroides)

Bizarre Looper Moth (Anisozyga pieroides) reminds me of an old world map. How delightfully beautiful!

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