dispela yelopela bataplai i gat planti gras by bobfoto

dispela yelopela bataplai i gat planti gras

Yesterday I mentioned that the World's largest Butterfly is found in Papua New Guinea, well they also have the World's largest Moth. This is not it, I think maybe the big moth may come later, but this guy was pretty big, pretty yellow and pretty hairy.

Photo taken with my old little point and shoot on January 3rd, 2008. Title reads: "This Yellow Butterfly has a lot of Hair"
Most things get more hairy the closer you get.
LOVE the moth!!
January 3rd, 2012  
beautiful colors
January 3rd, 2012  
Gosh it's beautiful - looks almost furry! How big was this little chap, can you remember?
January 3rd, 2012  
Not a great fan of moths but whenever I see one close up like this I really can see the beauty. Still, prefer butterflies.
January 3rd, 2012  
are you sure this is a moth and not a bird? what a great find.
January 3rd, 2012  
This, sir, is a big hairy yellow thing. Very awesome indeed. I'm intrigued by those little holes in his wings, and all the other detail you can see here.
January 3rd, 2012  
Beautiful capture.
January 3rd, 2012  
that's giant! how big is it?
January 3rd, 2012  
wing span 3-4 inches? Beautiful.
January 3rd, 2012  
Impressive silk moth, the patterns and colors remind me of a species I've seen in Arizona.
January 3rd, 2012  
If you go around capturing moths; does that make you a mother?
January 4th, 2012  
So pretty! Nice shot!
January 4th, 2012  
oh wow! this is beautiful
January 4th, 2012  
Wow! It's beautiful!!!
January 4th, 2012  
I need a scale of some sort to see the size. Like his pattern.
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful moth capture. How large is this moth?
January 4th, 2012  
That's impressive. And very hairy! (Probably hairier than most men I know. Heh.) Beautiful moth, beautiful shot!
January 4th, 2012  
So beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
Cool moth but the laugh of the day goes to Sue - hilarious! @swilde
January 4th, 2012  
Amazing
January 4th, 2012  
@redwax66 @blerinab @filsie65 - Thank you ladies, I would guess around 4inches from tip to tip. The big one, which will appear later is around 8inches long!

@kirstymcl - Moths are just the hairy brothers to the B'flies, and they are kinda cool in their own beauty!

@stepheesue - Definitely a Moth Stephanie, wait until you see some of the PNG birds.... oh baby!

@beautifulthing - I would say those dots are a deterrent or an ID marking.... not sure really!

@cookie123 - Thanks Bernadette :)

@httpgeffed @wahyusp - Yeah around 4inches across. About half the size of the big one, that should appear later in my project.

@robv - Isn't that cool how you can relate to another similar specie but from another part of the globe and yet similar, they will have tiny differences!

@swilde - It certainly makes you a mother something or other....

@mandyj92 @kmwilliams @cjwhite @annamaker - Thank you ladies!, Anna, the raindrops are just normal sized drops of rain, but I would say the Moth is around 4inches across. Not the big one, that will come later!

@daisy - Ooops Kathryn, just read the above comment ;)

@myautofocuslife - indeed a hairy guy this one!

@katrinacristy - Thanks Katrina!

@kjarn - she's a riot isn't she!

@peterdegraaff - Thanks Peter!
January 4th, 2012  
Wow. He looks positively NASA-designed!!
January 4th, 2012  
at a quick glimpse I thought it was a burnt crisp...but this is much better!
January 4th, 2012  
@tabbycat - Stealth Moth!
January 4th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Corn Chip Moth?
January 4th, 2012  
@bobfoto sounds good to me
January 4th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Moth Flavoured Pringles!
January 4th, 2012  
@bobfoto now...that's the bomb!
January 4th, 2012  
Fantastic moth and shot. Beautiful.
January 4th, 2012  
Cool hairy moth - very yellow too! I think he needs to work on finding places to land and be camouflaged though...
January 4th, 2012  
@houdiniem - popular flavour in Indonesia.
January 4th, 2012  
@sangwann - Thanks Dione! Cheers! It was just me little point and shoot camera!

@alia_801 - Yeah, he sticks out a little on the green...
January 4th, 2012  
am loving your PNG shots. Yep, hairy indeed.
I still remember the song I learnt up in the mountains of PNG in 1992 at church. Might recite it on a comment if you have one of church!
January 4th, 2012  
Wow, beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
very impressive moth and I'm enjoying the pidgin captions on everything
January 4th, 2012  
Looks like a hearty moth indeed! Love the patterns on it's mothhair.
January 4th, 2012  
Great capture what a spectacular moth
January 4th, 2012  
He is gorgeous! What a great photo. Viewed up close I see the rain drops. I am enjoying your project so much, Jason!
January 4th, 2012  
Very pretty, and hairy. Have you touched one? Is it soft?
January 5th, 2012  
Lovely capture!
January 5th, 2012  
Very nice, i can see all of that hair when i enlarge the pic!!
January 5th, 2012  
@buggirl - there will be a photo of a church along the way. I recall a few Churches I visited and some that I slept in while travelling. Sisters of God make for wonderful hosts when lonely tired wet travellers knock on their door.

@sharingmylife - Thanks Savanna. :)

@lbmcshutter - the Tok Pisin is testing my memory, but I do have a copy of The Jacaranda Dictionary and Grammar of Melanesian Pidgin here. ;)

@hillcrest @steeler - Thanks Cheryl and Howard!

@buttercup @lmasinton @ali1974 @trude - Oh thank you ladies. When handling moths, you can damage their hairs slightly, so I always try to place my hand underneath the front of the moth and sometimes they will crawl up onto you. They are soft and amazingly light.
January 5th, 2012  
@bobfoto I love learning bits and pieces of various languages, I used to speak reasonably fluent Indonesian, also studied Japanese for awhile, high school French, learnt mattering of Serbian, Turkish and Urdu through my postings, learnt some Arabic, Tamil, Persian, Dari, Pashtu last year when I was managing the interpreters in those languages. I learnt a word or three (and that is about it) in Tok Pisin from some colleagues when I was studying Indon
January 5th, 2012  
@lbmcshutter - I never worried about that part of the brain until I started learning latin and greek when it came to botanical names. I studied French at High School and this all came to the fore when I lived in PNG. My team would talk to me in Tok Pisin and I would answer in French. Just to aid to the confusion and to awaken that part of the brain that deals with language. My main team of guys spoke around a dozen different Tok Ples (Talk Place) languages and I soon started to learn how to say "Good Morning", "You alright" "Me alright" "Thank you" "Good afternoon" in more then one tok ples. This I then developed while I travelled in PNG and soon learnt how to identify the different "races" within PNG, and I would use the appropriate Tok Ples. Tough when there are 830 tok ples languages in PNG. However, when I got it right, it opened so many doors, got me discounted beer on the Sabbath, and it may have gotten me married more then once....

but then again, they're all stories for another time.
January 5th, 2012  
Another amazing shot Mr Daniels
January 5th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - oh this was back in my point and shoot days, so yeah, I tried real hard! :D
January 6th, 2012  
Wow...gorgeous! Imagine a bunch of those flying around your outside light! ick!
January 6th, 2012  
@shutterbugger - That would be a bit ick.
January 6th, 2012  
He definitely has cool fuzzy texture. Look forward to seeing the big boys.
January 9th, 2012  
@aj1268 - I'm pretty sure I got shots of the big ones on at least two occasions!
January 9th, 2012  
wow!! Insane! Love the bright yellow.
February 29th, 2012  
@pocketmouse - Thank you Teresa :)
February 29th, 2012  
Smaller, but hairy!!! I dunno I might have to stick with the other one haha...you just keep these guys over there will ya?!
February 29th, 2012  
@tamsg4 - they are all okay until they start to fly around!
February 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! :-O
February 29th, 2012  
@tamsg4 - hee hee hee.... oooops.
February 29th, 2012  
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