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    a beautiful "new born" moth

    This week I found this newly hatched cecropia moth on the post of my deck. He was pumping up and hardening his wings. Opening and closing them to test his new muscles. He stayed until dark before flying off.

    It is 4 inched across. I love the delicate colors -- the pale lavendar on the wing tips and the fuzzy rust of his head and legs.

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    Oh the wonders of God's creation. He is a beauty.

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    Nature can put together colors in a way that humans can not. The moth is beautiful.

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    you are so lucky to have such a fabulous visitor. Beautiful. thanks for sharing
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    Amazing. What wonderful patterns on his body - those stripes and then those tiny little dots of color. He's beautiful.
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    Yes, they are beautiful...this year I watched at least 100 praying mantis babies hatch from an egg sac...very interesting!

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    Isn't it amazing to watch then getting ready to fly? It sure looks pretty with it's brand new wings.

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    nice job of photography to

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    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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