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GX1 Oly 60mm Macro Insect Pics
  • That's a walking stick. Apparently they aren't quite harmless as they can be pests to oaks and hardwoods. Who knew. I guess they eat the leaves and the tree can die. State parks here in Wisconsin have problems with them from time to time.

    The Sphinx moth is just beautiful. It's about as big as a hummingbird and just as fluttery. I got 3 or 4 pics out of about 50 that were in focus. Not very common in this region. They emigrate south every year. They have a super long proboscis for nectar. It was very interested in the petunias.

    Harold House

    2013 GX1 Walking Stick (Diapheromera femorata) (2).jpg
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    2013 GX1 White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) (6)_edited-1.jpg
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    2013 GX1 White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) (7)_edited-1.jpg
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