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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Odd visitors

The rain seems to be over for a while as we have not any for a week now. This means that it is quite warm outside and once again the insects use the opportunity to come out of hiding. It always seems that they have no difficuty in finding my home for some reason. :) Seems like the word has spread in insectland that this is the place to visit if you want your photograph taken.
These almost ghostly images of a mantis were against my curtain where he stayed for 2 dyas until I removed him and put him outside.
A small moth flew into the kitchen.......
and this even bigger Cream-striped Owl (Cyligramma latona) moth seems to have damaged his wing against something.

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