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Bruja Blanca Thysania agrippina

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 14, 2017 12:23 AM CST

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You know you’ve found a large moth when…

  1. After a 40 year career as a wildlife biologist, you can’t believe what you’re seeing is real.
  2. Your ruler isn’t long enough to get a good measurement (2nd image), so you go back to get a longer ruler (3rd image) and that isn’t long enough, so you scramble around to find a carpenter’s measuring tape to fully span the wings (4th image).
  3. Your astonishment is like the joy of a child on Christmas morning; you start laughing and giggling uncontrollably.
  4. The largest moth on your sheet has a wingspan 40X the size of the smallest one.
  5. You stay up until 3:30 a.m. journaling about one moth.
  6. You start taking selfies...with a moth (last image).

To the best of my ability to measure this critter, the wingspan (with a bit of the tip of the right FW missing) is about 27.8 cm, so it would probably be about 28.5 cm (11.2 in) if it were intact. The species is said to have the largest wingspan of any Lepidopteran in the world.

The moth was initially discovered on the sheet by Mary Kay Sexton. I had overlooked it.

To read more of the story, see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/gcwarbler/13211-mothing-in-panama

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Tiburón Zorro Común Alopias vulpinus

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edcoreyncdpr

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Febrero 9, 2020 12:37 PM EST

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Falta la ubicación

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Breached at least 8 times over the course of a few minutes

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Quilico Falco sparverius

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Junio 3, 2021 10:43 AM CDT

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Mariposa Cometa Oriental Papilio glaucus

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moths4ever

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Agosto 1, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

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Flor de Arena Pholisma sonorae

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cactus_hugger

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Abril 11, 2021 12:52 PM MST

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Ostión Japonés Magallana gigas

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bradenjudson

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Diciembre 22, 2020 03:00 PM PST

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Halcón Esmerejón Falco columbarius

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anudibranchmom

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Enero 8, 2019 12:23 PM PST

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Experts - What is going on here? This male American Kestrel sure did seem to have the hots for this female Merlin. He kept trying to get close to her and even brought her a few treats (insects?) from the grass beneath the fence. She accepted the treats but didn't seem thrilled with the attention. However, when he flew off, she followed him...

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Flor de Arena Pholisma sonorae

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klorenzen

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Abril 28, 2008 10:05 AM EDT

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Quilico Falco sparverius

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shrike2

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Febrero 1, 2021 12:23 PM PST

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meljean

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Marzo 19, 2020 10:31 AM PDT

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ferncanyon89

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Febrero 8, 2021 09:28 AM UTC

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smbeven

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Febrero 7, 2021 04:55 PM PST

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Found three more along the high tide line

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pleistocene

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Octubre 15, 2004 05:48 PM PDT

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There once was a cave, hidden behind a seasonal waterfall, that always had dozens of these Ensatinas. The floor was made of cracked clays that served as a nesting site. From 2009-12 it became a party spot and they disappeared. Hoping they might reclaim it someday

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Sargacero Gigante Heterostichus rostratus

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zr217

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Octubre 1, 2020 06:10 PM PDT

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Sargacero Rayado Gibbonsia metzi

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rangerwild

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Diciembre 15, 2020 03:37 PM HST

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maisie

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Junio 13, 2018 08:03 AM PDT

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Jilguerito Canario Spinus tristis

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martin-hall

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Diciembre 27, 2017 09:11 AM HST

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Leucistic American Goldfinch

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Peces Escorpión Familia Scorpaenidae

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darrellsdives

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Noviembre 14, 2020 10:59 AM PST

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annikaml

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Julio 26, 2017 02:59 AM CDT

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Rosenvinge (Swe.)

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maiz

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Septiembre 23, 2020 04:15 PM PDT

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Halcón Peregrino Falco peregrinus

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efernandez-hth

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Septiembre 16, 2020 02:31 PM PDT

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naturecandids

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Julio 25, 2020 09:08 PM PDT

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Abril 18, 2012 01:50 PM CEST

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tarryn26

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Agosto 19, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

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mikaelb

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Septiembre 16, 2017 08:24 AM CDT

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Taken on monthly group walk on the Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Refuge owned by Hill Country Conservancy.

This is the first time I've observed one of the "hanging thieves" robber flies on the preserve. I've only ever seen them before in Gonzales.

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Comadreja Cola Larga Mustela frenata

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Noviembre 30, 2019 01:39 PM MST

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Sapo de Espuelas Occidental Spea hammondii

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spencer_riffle

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Marzo 10, 2020 10:22 PM PDT

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Privado

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Santa Barbara county

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xranger2013

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Febrero 14, 2020 11:57 AM PST

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salticidude

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Octubre 13, 2019 03:30 PM CDT

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Rana de Coro de California Pseudacris cadaverina

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Febrero 29, 2020 01:09 PM UTC

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bugsoundsjc

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Junio 20, 2019 06:11 PM PDT