A Tiger for each Finger!

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    Spilosoma virginica (Virginian Tiger moth) resting on each finger. I had so many that day, and knowing just how docile they are, I decided to have some fun.

    Tam & Sam [Thank you for 300,000 + views], and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. zxgirl 31 months ago | reply

      Wow! How is it you came upon so many at once in the first place?

    2. fire22kolar 31 months ago | reply

      During mid summer I usually get quite a few at the light at night, and they tend to stay there throughout the day, so, the following evening I just plucked 'em carefully off the sheet and gathered them onto my fingers. I think this was the most I had at one time.

    3. Eric C. Reuter 31 months ago | reply

      Great shot! You and I have a lot in common. We like to touch them :)

    4. fire22kolar 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks all! Yes, I love getting moths to perch on my finger. So long as they're a species I already have photos of, haha!

    5. Shawn Wainwright 31 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Me and Lou like to do that too.

    6. jjrestrepoa (busy) 31 months ago | reply

      an excellent shot

    7. mialdo 31 months ago | reply

      I look forward to seeing you on David Letterman soon :)
      Really fun shot.

    8. PITUSA 2 31 months ago | reply

      Fantastico! one for each finger, you have a large collection of night......................

    9. 賞景者 Jeff Lin 31 months ago | reply

      An interesting shot~

    10. Bennyboymothman 31 months ago | reply

      Great shot! You usually have Hawks on the hand but nice to see something different, my girlfriend would say it looked like fancy fluffy nail art!

    11. washingtonian3 31 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. There is a little town on the Oregon/Nevada border called McDermitt that had an incredible infestation of Gypsy moths. You might enjoy visiting. There are a lot of falcons there too.

    12. fire22kolar 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks all! I noticed there were over 4,000 views on this from various blogs and rebloggings. Wow!

    13. Moth Monarch 26 months ago | reply

      I am so jealous of you! Lovely :D

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