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Mating moths Picture
Hello BugMan;
Thought you might like a closeup photo of two mating Imperial moths. I have no idea what the spider is doing here – lesson? voyeur? ambitious? They seemed oblivious to its presence, anyway. These two were found on a silver maple tree about 30 miles north of St. Louis, MO, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Thanks for the wonderful site; I discovered it while trying to figure out what the insect is in the second photo. Acts like a large fly, but a bit aggressive when approached too closely. Wish me luck.
Mark Naylor
Godfrey, Illinois

Hi Mark,
Thank you for the wonderful photo. The photo of the mating Imperial Moths we received earlier in the week were of a much shier couple.

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