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« on: August 11, 2011, 10:11 AM »

 Not kite related...or is it?
While pre-stretching my kite lines yesterday....I noticed this interesting Moth on the ground....still alive but fluttering its wings..

I then noticed that a yellow jacket had a death grip on the head of this beauty.
I flicked off the yellow yacket.
Carefully picked up the moth...grabbed my camera...and took a few shots before it finally crossed over into MillerMoth heaven Sad

What beautiful SKY LAUNDRY a kite design this would make?
Any one know what kind of Moth critter this could be?

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 10:30 AM »

That's a hawk moth, group of gorgeous moths which hover like hummingbirds when they're feeding from flowers. I'm not familiar with the American species, so I can't tell you exactly which species it is, but it looks very much like this one:

http://www.museumeducation.bedford.gov.uk/bedfordbytes/nature/images_nature/gallery_natural_objects/pages/Eyed%20Hawk%20Moth_jpg.htm
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 02:35 PM »

Yes...That looks very much like the same hard luck moth. I found a similar one on google, however your photo looks to be more accurate.

bye the way....

I checked out your "KITE BAG" photos...and I couldn't help but notice your TOL NORTH SHORE RADICALS!
INSTANTLY CAME TO MIND!!! my long time good friend and co-worker ROB SCRIBNER who I am sorta responsible in leading astray this young man into  a life long addiction to kite team flying...SO MUCH SOOOO...he and his wife and his wife's brother started a little kite team called "THE CUTTING EDGE KITE TEAM" (THE ORIGINAL ONE)

It was less than a year before he quite his HIGH PAYING MANAGERS job at The Boeing Company in Seattle....started his first little kite shop on E. Hill Kent Wa.
and then was one of the first ON LINE KITE SHOPS in the country.

It was too long after that...he packed up his beautiful wife Sherry and his neat kiddies and started up...the ORIGNIAL CUTTING EDGE KITE STORES in  Ocean Shores Wa...
and then later on...Packed up and moved to BEND OREGON and the rest is history..
check out:
www.rangerrob.com/

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 03:02 PM »

Ron Reich KITE MASTA'LEADER, TEACHER AND ADVOCATE...as you know really built a fire in the souls and hearts of human kind FOR CHORO TO MUSIC KITE TEAM ROUTINES including  Rob Scribner's CUTTING EDGE orginal team
attached photo of Rob's RamJets UL's before the TOL Radicals

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 11:52 PM »

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I checked out your "KITE BAG" photos...and I couldn't help but notice your TOL NORTH SHORE RADICALS!

Those NSRs are not original TOTL kites, but both come from Cutting Edge Kites. The black one was ordered just before they closed shop, so I got one from the very last batch, it seems. And as to Ron Reich, my wife and I are now working on a routine to music which comes from one of RR's books. The world is small, as they say!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 07:54 PM »

Not sure of the various species of caterpillars/moths available in the northwest, but those moths are what I have seen called a tomato horn worm or tobacco horn worm.  I actually had one as a "pet" during my entomology courses in college.  Hawk moth or sphinx moth is an appropriate term.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 08:13 AM »

Thanks Justin.
Check out this photo that a kite friend of mine from Oregon sent me yesterday.
Guess he just wanted to see how his photo turned out? Huh

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 02:04 PM »

If real, that's amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 06:26 PM »

If real, that's amazing!
Looks like he borrowed this photo off the fun site.


Here is one of my friends that visits my back deck often...I swear he must have been someones pet.

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