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Subject: Luna Moth in Virginia
Location: Midlothian, VA
July 31, 2015 8:34 am
This was a luna moth I spotted yesterday in Midlothian, VA. I had never seen one before! It is amazing! I put my finger up to it to try to show how large it is. All I really accomplished was to show how much I need a manicure! :)
Also, just an FYI – your site has really tacky ads with very inappropriate content. I won’t recommend children to visit this site because of that. I closed it out and commented that it was inappropriate. Just wanted to let you know so you could contact your provider or something.
Signature: Nancy Morin

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dear Nancy,
Thanks for sending in your image of a gorgeous Luna Moth.  We did not receive as many submissions of Luna Moths this year as we have in the past.  Thanks for expressing your concern regarding “tacky ads with very inappropriate content” but the fact is that we cannot afford to run our site without Google ads.  Out of curiosity, we viewed our homepage just prior to crafting our response to you, and we found ads for Solar Energy, Dresses and a Flea and Tick Collar on our own computer.  A few minutes later those were replaced by a popular car company, a medical condition with unsavory symptoms and extreme urban stunts.  Because of the preponderance of exterminators that use Google Ads, and because we cannot control the advertisers, many years ago we added the disclaimer on our site above the first ad that “What’s That Bug? does not endorse extermination” to distance our actual content from the advertisements.  It is our understanding that Google ads are also very specific to the personal computer upon which they appear.  According to Wikipedia, the advertisements :  “are targeted to site content and audience,” meaning that the activity on your own computer has some effect on the ads that are generated.  So, if someone using your computer did research on buying a new car, when you later visit What’s That Bug? you might see car ads appear.  You were not very specific about the content you observed, but at least we have never seen a Google ad for pornography crop up on our site.  In a perfect world, we could operate without any advertisements, but that time has not yet come.  We are sorry that you cannot recommend the site to children because we believe our actual content is very PG rated, and when we do address adult themes, we resort to wit before vulgarity.

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August 5, 2015 4:25 pm
OK…I love butterflies but your ads like the one below “lengthen Your Healthspan” with the naked woman with black thin leather straps around her “flesh” is unexceptible for your PG site.  The other person commenting recently was correct.
Signature: Lee

Thanks for your concern Lee, but as we stated previously, we cannot control the content of the google ads and we cannot run our site without advertisers.  We will copy our technical staff to further investigate.

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Subject: Luna Moth in ATL!
Location: Atlanta, GA
July 23, 2015 8:50 am
This is what greeted me at the door when I got to work today! It was lounging on the reflective window (hence the background). A friend identified it for me! A great expression of God’s handiwork! Am trying to think if I ever saw one before! So beautiful!
Signature: Carol

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dear Carol,
Thanks for sending in your lovely image of a male Luna Moth.  We received fewer images this year of Luna Moths than we typically receive.

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Subject: weird bug
Location: haliburton, ontario, canada
June 7, 2015 11:26 am
It’s the size of a small hand. It has leaf like wings. The bug itself is small. It has feathery antennas.
Signature: email and on website

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Congratulations on your Luna Moth sighting as many people consider the Luna Moth to be one of the loveliest North American moths.  Your submission will go live to our site at the end of the week when we are away from the office.

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Subject: Flying bug looks like a leaf
Location: Petersburg, Virginia
May 23, 2015 10:20 pm
Hi I saw a large flying bug that looked kind of like a bat but it has green wings like a leaf and a long tail. I thought it was a bat when I saw it flying around my patio, but when it came close to the window I saw that it looked like a big leaf. I’m sorry the picture is so dark, it ws at night around 10pm. I’m in Petersburg Virginia.
Signature: Miss Vee

Maybe a Luna Moth

Maybe a Luna Moth

Dear Miss Vee,
As you have indicated, your image is dark, but it is also quite blurry and really not much help when it comes to identification, however your description indicates that you most likely saw a Luna Moth.

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Subject: My First Ever Luna Moon Moth. ( I think. )
Location: Canton GA
May 10, 2015 1:47 pm
This Mother’s Day morning I got up to get my first cup of coffee and it’s still dark out with the slightest light peaking through . We live in town but on top of a mountain that was partly destroyed by a storm . So there are only two houses at the bottom then drive up to the top and that’s us and we are surrounded by a forest it’s like you are teleported into a different world , cause you know that the closest store is only half mile away.
I am a smoker and normally smoke inside but I had been watching a friends kids for the weekend and I do not smoke sorry anyway I go out to smoke and as I light my cigarette a huge winged thing is slowly crawling up the wall to my French doors. I scream cause I am caught off guard. It stays that way from 545am until 500pm then it starts to shake or vibrate and then flies off. It was so beautiful it let me get as close as I wanted I did not touch it because I was afraid the oils or nicotine on my hands would hurt it. I was in awwww after took the pics and then even more when it took flight.n
Signature: Renee Duran

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Congratulations on your Luna Moth sighting Renee.  Your experience is enviable.

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Subject: Luna Moth
Location: spring TX
March 13, 2015 8:16 pm
This moth flow into my kitchen this evening and i was looking it up and your web sight showed up. 3/13/15 at 10:00pm
Signature: David liles

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dear David,
Thanks for sending in the first Luna Moth sighting of 2015.  Normally we begin to receive reports in February, and we are curious why our first report arrived late this year.

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