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Moth discovered by Mardon (#1622)

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Observed: September 1, 2013 @ 2:15 PM
Posted on: September 1, 2013 @ 8:03 PM (diff: 0 days)
The length of this moth was 26 mm head to wingtips. My lawnmower frightened it from its hiding place in the grass while I was mowing the yard. It appeared OK but seemed a bit stunned at first. It eventually flew away.

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By NL Explorer on 9/4/2013 12:15:50 PM

Amazing photo! Thank you! You make us re-discover the world that were assumed as tiny and uninteresting!

By Mardon on 9/4/2013 3:39:25 PM

Thanks  for the positive feedback.  'Bugs' are not everyone's 'thing', so it's always nice to find other people who enjoy looking at them.  I noticed your moth photo (#1211). That is a strange one that I've never seen before.  Good catch!  Since you seem to you enjoy photos of Newfoundland's tiny animals, you may want to check out a book I published in 2008.  The hard copy sold out, so I released a PDF version for free download on the web.  The download link is on this page:

Thanks again.

By NL Explorer on 9/5/2013 8:38:55 AM

I did enjoy reading the book, and have booked-marked it for my own purposes. Actually knowing that such a book is available will entice me to take more photos of insects (which I wasn't doing mainly out of fear of not knowing what it is and posting something completely common). My question is do you plan to publish another run of the paper-copy of the book? I can see people wanting more (incl. possibly myself)?

By Mardon on 9/5/2013 9:36:48 AM

I'm glad you enjoyed the book.  It was a one-time adventure that I undertook partly as a vanity project and partly to find out what would be involved.  I learned a lot about the self-publishing business.  I didn't enjoy the marketing aspects of the process plus I actually sold the book for about $2.00 less per copy than it cost me to produce it.  Not a great business model.  :)

If you want to get an ID on any arthropods that you photograph, you should post the image on  It 's a great site.  That's where I get almost all of my arthropod IDs.  I'd never be able to do it myself.  You might start by posting your moth photo here:

Regards, Mardon

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