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    Posted 1 year ago

    fortapache
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    Got a wall full of these things so might as well get to it. This is the centerpiece of the collection featuring the Atlas Moth. This one as mounted has wingspan of about 8". The wings though should be mounted more like a bird instead of like a butterfly so the wingspan is actually closer to 10" or 11".
    Speaking of butterflies there are 8 of them mounted with the moth. I would tell you the scientific names but unless I read them off the backing I don't know them and I don't think anyone really wants to know anyway. The main thing is they look neat. Took up close up pictures of the two most interesting ones.
    It could use a new frame but this beat up old one has character. It's a bit worse than it looks but all the repairs are on the back luckily.
    Coming up next is a mini-plane!

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Beautiful taxidermied butterflies & moth fort, great collection, amazing they are so well preserved as to look alive
    2. elanski elanski, 1 year ago
      Wow that atlas moth is huge.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      These are wonderful! I agree with elanski, that moth is HUGE!!!
    4. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Up near the panhandle of West Virginia, they have the Legend of the 'Moth Man'..even a festival!!

      Thomas.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Bring on "de' plane "! LOL!!
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 1 year ago
      That's a serious moth. I'd be afraid to turn on the porch light if he was around.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Do they give live birth ? LOL !!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much Newfld, yes they did a good job on this one.

      Thank you very much elanski.

      Thank you very much Scott.

      Thank you very much Thomas. This would go well with that.

      Thank you very much bb2. Fantasy Island is near here (it isn't an island).

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. Might tere off your screen door.

      bb2 foot long caterpillars.

    9. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      fattytail
      Newfld
      elanski
      Watchsearcher
      Broochman
      jscott0363
      Brunswick
      TheGateKeeper
      aura
      iggy
      Toyrebel
      ho2cultcha
    10. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 1 year ago
      Did minature twin Japanese girls in a birdcage come with it?
    11. iggy iggy, 1 year ago
      'Mothra'
    12. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      I hope not Toyrebel. They would bring it back to life.

      Thank you very much iggy.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      Ben
      Mrstyndall
      MALKEY
    14. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you valentino97.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      gargoylecollector
      Tyhinnie1942
    16. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      Manikan
      WideAwake0247
      ho2cultcha

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