View Full Version : This magnificent animal graced me with its presence in its final moments


redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:29 AM
Two days ago I was coming into my house and noticed this majestic fucking beast perched on the wall next to my front door. I was pretty surprised, as I've never seen bug quite like this one before... I took the picture below and wished him well in his travels.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q250/redbreegull/IMG_9877copy.jpg



The next morning, he had crawled down the wall and recessed himself into the corner. I was concerned, but decided to wait a bit and see if he hastened forth on his adventures. Later in the day he was still there, and I came to grips with the fact that this King of the Insects had expired on my doorstep :(

I collected his body and placed it in an airtight container. His wings were open when I placed him in there, but they closed over the night... insect rigor mortis I guess. Has anyone ever pinned and mounted a butterfly or moth? I feel like I shouldn't let this beautiful fellow march quietly into the night... he deserves to be remembered.

Also, I did a little bit of research, and it seems he was a very long way from home

Wikipedia – Oleander Hawk Moth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleander_Hawk_Moth)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Distribution_map_Daphnis_nerii.svg/800px-Distribution_map_Daphnis_nerii.svg.png

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:33 AM
He could also be one of these, they are closely related and I can't tell the difference from the pictures

Wikipedia – Daphnis hypothous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_hypothous)

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:33 AM
oh my god do people really talk like this out loud

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:35 AM
of course not, writing is totally different than speaking.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 01:35 AM
Do you know what an invasive species is?

Shallowed
08-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Pretty coll looking moth there rbg

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:42 AM
Do you know what an invasive species is?


Yes, but apparently you don't. It might be an introduced species but I can find nothing on the internet suggesting it is invasive.

What's That Bug – Oleander Hawk Moth (http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/06/29/oleander-hawk-moth-from-turkey/)

This truly beautiful moth has an extensive range due to the use of its larval food plant, the Oleander, in landscaping. Bill Oehlke has the following information posted to his awesome website: “primarily associated with ‘the southern Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Middle East to Afghanistan (Ebert, 1969). Along the Mediterranean, there is no clear distinction between resident and migrant populations. Permanent populations exist in suitable locations in Sicily, Crete and Cyprus; however, over a number of favourable years further colonies may be established in those islands and also in southern Italy and southern Greece, all of which die out during a hard winter.’ and ‘Extra-limital range. From Afghanistan eastward to south-east Asia and the Philippines; as a migrant, it penetrates northwards into central Europe and central southern Asia. In 1974, this species was recorded as having established itself in Hawaii.


I didn't think it flew across the fucking ocean, jesus christ.

Invasive is like the stink bug. It damages the ecosystems it enters. I've never in 23 years seen another moth like this. Pretty sure it's not common in the US.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:42 AM
well good, it's too bad they think it's okay to write like that.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:43 AM
IN ALL HIS TWENTY THREE SUBURBAN YEARS

how am i supposet aklsjadsf

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 01:43 AM
Give it time! And btw it is considered invasive in Hawaii. I don't know what state you are from though...

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 01:44 AM
http://sunsettree.com/images/large/eab1.jpg

I haven't seen one of these beautiful majestic creatures either so I guess they're not killing ash trees all over the nation

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:46 AM
Maryland. It's not common here. Trots, I don't know what kind of Texan wasteland you live in, but here in Maryland the suburbs of DC are only about 25 minutes from straight up farmland. I don't live inside. I have spent a good portion of my life in the bucolic countrysides of this land of little woods and rivers.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:47 AM
i just kind of picture you from some self contained gated community that has regular pesticide sprays, you know that listless, still, dull atmosphere that so often creates wonderful individuals of great repute

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 01:47 AM
Maryland is a really awful state

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:47 AM
Give it time! And btw it is considered invasive in Hawaii. I don't know what state you are from though...

also source please. I'm not saying I don't believe you, but I would like to learn about it

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:48 AM
i just kind of picture you from some self contained gated community that has regular pesticide sprays, you know that listless, still, dull atmosphere that so often creates wonderful individuals of great repute

haha, ok man. that couldn't be farther from what my home is like, but whatever

Maryland is a really awful state

untrue, Maryland is a beautiful place with more things to do than anyone could accomplish in a lifetime

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:48 AM
by the way farm land and open fields were within walking distance of myself because i live in a wasteland

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:49 AM
sometimes! there are <I>cows!</i> on a ranch in the middle of the city ! how about that !

BlissedandGone2
08-22-2012, 01:50 AM
That thing is pretty great looking. How big would you say it is?

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:50 AM
and i say farm but i mean ranch because i live in a wasteland but you know splitting hurrs right

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:50 AM
you can't make some retarded assumption that I live in gated bourgeois land and not expect me to make the same sort of assumption back

edit: except I wasn't being serious, which make you stupider

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:51 AM
twenty five minutes !

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:52 AM
That thing is pretty great looking. How big would you say it is?

when its wings were open it was wider across than the palm of my hand. maybe 6 inch wingspan? I will measure it if I can get its wings open again

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:53 AM
http://sunsettree.com/images/large/eab1.jpg

I haven't seen one of these beautiful majestic creatures either so I guess they're not killing ash trees all over the nation

I'm sure if you saw one you would have to jump in the shower

john's ego
08-22-2012, 01:57 AM
there aren't enough palms or faces in the world for this fucking thread.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 01:58 AM
I'd have to use pesticides :( thankfully my parents' property doesn't have any ash trees. They've got a poor old american elm tree with a bad case of dutch elm disease, an introduced disease from an introduced species. I mean when do you see elms?

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:59 AM
I POSTED SOMETHING PURE AND BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ALL ARE DESTROYING IT

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:00 AM
Have you ever seen an american chestnut tree, rbg? Man this moth is freaking me out.

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 02:00 AM
BTW not an invasive species in MD. If you check out Hawaii on that population distribution map, you can see green indicates an established population of some sort. It's an uncommon bug here.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Oh redbreegull, you old blowhard!

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Have you ever seen an american chestnut tree, rbg? Man this moth is freaking me out.

no, I don't think we have many (possibly any) of those in MD/the east.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:05 AM
Yeah the entire country doesn't have them anymore. Md would have been about 25% american chestnut. A few imported chinese chestnuts spread a disease known as the chestnut blight and killed all the chestnuts in the nation in 20 years.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:05 AM
So shut up about your stupid fucking moth you piece of shit.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:06 AM
Listen you beautiful bitch i'm about to fuck you up with some trutjh.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:09 AM
Do you live in bowie? I've only been as far as northeast, md and it was a bunch of strip malls, roads witj no curbs, and white teenage hicks.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:10 AM
I've never seen so many burly sunburned folk in jeeps before

john's ego
08-22-2012, 02:10 AM
i thought i was the only person who noticed the roads with no curbs thing.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:10 AM
No wonder you stay inside

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 02:18 AM
you know i just realized, it takes me less than twenty five minutes to drive halfway across austin

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 03:00 AM
fuck you rbg

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:24 AM
bonnie you are out control one, and you clearly do not know anything about maryland two.


in addition, your chestnut trees are unfortunate but completely irrelevant to this thread because my moth did not kill them

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:24 AM
also bowie is a shit hole, way to go to one of the shittiest spots in the whole state. fuck pg county.

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:36 AM
this is my state

http://maryland.sierraclub.org/hc/pictures/2007/11/20071123-sl10.jpg


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/57401117.jpg


http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/maryland/images/baltimore.jpg


http://www.mgs.md.gov/esic/features/gif/fallsgr.jpg


http://mrhyker.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/cm1-11.JPG


http://media.hamptonroads.com/media/content/pilotonline/2007/07/ponies550x339.jpg


http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/family-travel/road-trips/eastern/maryland-panhandle-antietam-battlefield-af.jpg


http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.10102920.3849/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:38 AM
those pictures are indicative of 90% of maryland. I stuck a pic of baltimore in there cause hey it's a fun city, but maryland is mostly a rural wonderland once you get out of the immediate DC area

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:39 AM
BTW NORTHEAST IS IN DC YOU MORON NOT MARYLAND

Cool As Ice Cream
08-22-2012, 05:14 AM
nice cannons, redbull :rolleyes:

duovamp
08-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Trots lay off rbg for a day.

Dead Frequency
08-22-2012, 08:54 AM
beautiful majestic beast-moth from another continent rbg is in touch with the universe. nature jumps at the opportunity to greet him at his parents' house while he labours for a better tomorrow.

reprise85
08-22-2012, 10:17 AM
ffs, it's a beautiful moth. can't we just stop there

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 10:43 AM
Trots lay off rbg for a day.

well when you use phrases like "in all my twenty three years" with a straight face it's hard not to troll

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 10:45 AM
you can't see his face.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 10:48 AM
you realize that you make even deeper personal assumptions about me, right?

also that it's an idiom, meaning "without irony"

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 10:51 AM
sure, hypocrite.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 10:54 AM
i didn't read that post but is it "NUH UH I NO U R BUT WHAT M I?"

can anyone verify without quoting it?

duovamp
08-22-2012, 10:57 AM
Let there be peas.

Dead Frequency
08-22-2012, 11:33 AM
And warm/cold showers

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 11:43 AM
BTW NORTHEAST IS IN DC YOU MORON NOT MARYLAND

What? It's next to Elkton? 100 miles away from dc?

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 12:00 PM
this is my state

http://maryland.sierraclub.org/hc/pictures/2007/11/20071123-sl10.jpg


<img src="http://vintagetexas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Pilot-Knob-Peak.jpg">

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 12:11 PM
the wasteland!

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 12:47 PM
Who mows that grass

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 12:51 PM
cows

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 12:56 PM
What? It's next to Elkton? 100 miles away from dc?

oh I misinterpreted you. Northeast is a section of DC, as in that is what you actually call it. I thought you were using it as a place name, not like I've been to northeast Maryland. Elkton is in the I 95 corridor so it's very sprawlish and congested, and its proximity to Delaware can't be good for it either. central maryland is pretty suburban and lame. the whole east and south is coastal farmland and picturesque beaches, and the whole west is mountainous and West Virginia-like though

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 12:58 PM
well when you use phrases like "in all my twenty three years" with a straight face it's hard not to troll

honestly don't get this, 23 years is a long time to live somewhere. After that long, I would definitely think an inhabitant would know his or her home area pretty well.

you're grasping at straws to be dick. ease back some

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:01 PM
it's not that long dude you have at least 50 to go

also about 5-8 of those years don't even count because you don't even really remember them

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:21 PM
you're grasping at straws to be dick.

it's his shtick.

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:21 PM
also about 5-8 of those years don't even count because you don't even really remember them

trots knows you better than you know yourself, dude.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:30 PM
you're seriously obsessed at this point and it's creepy

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:31 PM
i'm as obsessed with your dumb posts as you are with redbreegull.

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 01:32 PM
- I was pretty surprised, as I've never seen bug quite like this one before... I took the picture below and wished him well in his travels.

and I came to grips with the fact that this King of the Insects had expired on my doorstep :(

- Has anyone ever pinned and mounted a butterfly or moth? I feel like I shouldn't let this beautiful fellow march quietly into the night... he deserves to be remembered.
:rofl:

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 01:34 PM
yo soy, 90% of your posts are in response to me or about me.

that's weird.

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:36 PM
dogg, don't go making up numbers like that.

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 01:38 PM
dawg, not dogg

duh

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:49 PM
it's not that long dude you have at least 50 to go

also about 5-8 of those years don't even count because you don't even really remember them

I have pretty vivid memories back until I was about 3 or 4.

but that aside, 23 years is still a long time to live somewhere. If I visited someone who had lived in the same locale for over 2 decades and that person wasn't familiar with the wildlife there, I would find that puzzling. I think this is more about your mental image of me as living in a mcmansion and sliding through life on my piles of money. I mean you're just being retarded at this point

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:52 PM
i am going to assume trots doesn't remember the first 5-8 years of his life. projection is common theme in his posts.

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 01:55 PM
i am going to assume trots doesn't remember the first 5-8 years of his life. projection is common theme in his posts.

that's not abnormal, I have a friend who says she doesn't have anything but vague memories of her life before middle school, and I was talking to another friend recently who told me he had literally 0 recollection of first grade, down to the faces of his teacher or his classmates or what the classroom looked like.

yo soy el mejor
08-22-2012, 01:57 PM
i have loads of memories from when i went to kiddie korner and i stopped going there when i was 5.

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 02:20 PM
at this point you would defend hitler if i insulted him

duovamp
08-22-2012, 02:24 PM
I'm going to snap mad pics of Soufwestern PA. Hope y'all like pine trees. :rockon:

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:27 PM
There's a lot of grasses that hurt cattle when they graze on them.

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 02:29 PM
this moth

it's so beautiful

i feel it's soul

it flies away

to die

TO DIE

To Die

<ph>

<ph>

<ph>

<ph>

<ph>
Two die

ohnoitsbonnie
08-22-2012, 02:30 PM
it was so pure

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 02:32 PM
So pure

It touched my soul

Like a flying paper bag

It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen

So

<ph>

<ph>

Pure. So

<ph>

<ph>

Pure.

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
I'm going to snap mad pics of Soufwestern PA. Hope y'all like pine trees. :rockon:

do it. I was in Morgantown, WV a few weeks ago. that's pretty close to PA, right? It's beautiful out there.

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 02:48 PM
Was it

so

pure?

slunken
08-22-2012, 02:49 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb14/slunken_2007/SP%20LOL/jeffeyeswithtext.jpg

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 03:19 PM
There's a lot of grasses that hurt cattle when they graze on them.

and cattle and cattle farming are in turn terrible for the environment

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 03:21 PM
The environment

is pure

so pure

So

Pure, So

Pure

IAMTHEDOORWAY
08-22-2012, 03:21 PM
Other things that are pure:

http://cleanerearthproject.org/Text%20page/images/plastic-bag-floating.jpg

Future Boy
08-22-2012, 03:40 PM
at this point you would defend hitler if i insulted him

try it

Trotskilicious
08-22-2012, 04:35 PM
i am the doorway just discovered american beauty and didn't think it was myopic, privileged whining

redbreegull
08-22-2012, 04:51 PM
he's just a really lame troll

Shallowed
08-22-2012, 04:58 PM
I bet rbg celebrated the Curiosity landing too, what a privileged racist!

Trotskilicious
08-29-2013, 12:41 AM
sweet there's picture of pilot's knob in here

Shallowed
08-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Pretty coll looking moth there rbg

D.
08-29-2013, 09:53 AM
So pure.

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 12:48 AM
I'm so mean

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 12:50 AM
I'm really sorry. I guess I'm still concerned about the moth but hopefully it won't be an issue. If it came here without the help of humans then t's allowed here as far as I'm concerned.

I've also now seen American chestnuts but they are suckers of what was once an aged organism. Resprout, die, resprout

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 12:50 AM
this makes me sad now because my hookup friend loves butterflies and moths and I found this bug the week we started sleeping together



:hanging:

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 12:51 AM
2012 my life is slipping away like sand through my fingers

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 12:53 AM
In my experience you reexperience a lot of feels before they steel you enough to not hurt or you're able to pick them apart into something managable. And then eventually you can't remember why it made you sad at all. Well like you can but you can't feel it

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 12:54 AM
In my experience you reexperience a lot of feels before they steel you enough to not hurt or you're able to pick them apart into something managable. And then eventually you can't remember why it made you sad at all. Well like you can but you can't feel it

+

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 12:59 AM
man yo soy has got some seriously dumb posts in here "i'm going to assume trotsky can't remember the first five years of his life because he's projecting" like seriously i'm laughing so hard at this

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 01:00 AM
i just can't stop laughing

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 01:02 AM
like no really do a bunch of you remember laying in your cribs or learning to walk because maybe i just thought it was universal human experience that your brain only becomes developed enough to form memories by the time you get ready to go to school hey BECAUSE YOU NEED A MEMORY

i know this is a thread from years ago but omg lol to death holy shit of course i fuckin don't remember the formative years of my life OF COURSE I DON'T THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 01:07 AM
lmao @ this thread

no wonder no one likes me. now people like me just because of Mere-exposure effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere-exposure_effect)

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 01:13 AM
nah i think the only real problem you had other than getting mad online was that you were trying to hard to show you were smart and worldly & thats ok, i mean i think a lot of people in their early 20s are headstrong and eager which is why i like to troll them when they make appeals to experience

i'm quite sure i was the same way there's that PROJECTING

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 01:19 AM
I like to think I have calmed down at least a little. life kicked my ass rofl

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 01:24 AM
i find most american humans under 24 to be either intolerable or foolish

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 01:46 AM
del

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 01:47 AM
So we're all calmer and more mature now

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 01:48 AM
Del

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 01:49 AM
Del

noyen
04-22-2017, 01:53 AM
I am so sorry for your loss.

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 01:53 AM
Del

teh b0lly!!1
04-22-2017, 01:55 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2497316034/Bugabago_400x400.jpg

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 01:58 AM
lol

redbreegull
04-22-2017, 01:58 AM
bonnie you don't have to justify yourself we was all young and crazy back in the days

ohnoitsbonnie
04-22-2017, 02:00 AM
I still am

Trotskilicious
04-22-2017, 02:20 AM
what happen