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#1 Dan922

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:08 AM

still allive what kind and how to help it recover

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:16 AM

It's a moth, but I don't know what kind. I'd put it somewhere dry and safe where it can dry out on its own. It's beautiful!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:20 AM

As close as I can figure from Audobon's Butterflies would be a Common Ringlet. No idea on how to help it recover, but it does mention that "host plants are various grasses of the family Poaceae."

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:30 AM

OK, looks like a polyphemus moth. The feathery antannae tell you it's a moth, not a butterfly.

#5 Dan922

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:42 AM

thank you I was thinking that it was possibly a moth right now it is in a screened porch

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:29 AM

Thanks Barn Swallow I checked this site out http://en.wikipedia....raea_polyphemus and found out they only about a week once they become Adult moths




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