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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
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Argema mittrei, male by J-Y-M Argema mittrei, male by J-Y-M
The wonderful Comet Moth (Argema mittrei, from Madagascar (male there).
(breeding specimen)

See the caterpillar here: [link]

and a close-up of its head here: [link]
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Soraheat Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, what your mean by "breeding specimen"? Are you crossed some butterflies, and making new species?

That is lovely picture Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (My kawaii plushie) [V6] 
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :-)
Breeding specimen means they have been reared from egg, or caterpillar to adult moth. It is sometimes possible to make those moths mate and get a new generation, but it is not so easy sometimes. It is possible with males and females of the same species, of course. Some breeders sometimes attempt hybridization between parent species but it is very difficult and as far I am concerned I do not do that.
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Soraheat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U are welcome Love 

I see, thanks for your explanation. :happybounce: 
Its seems to be fun to watch their methamorposis
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really fascinating to watch the metamorphosis. :-)
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too beautiful.  Words fail me.
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DaybreaksDawn Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Amazing!!! :O
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ZuzBla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I took the liberty of using your excelent picture of this beauty as a color scheme for this [link] an thus featuring (uhm promoting, introducing *rubs head*) you in the description. I hope you dont mind :-)
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course I don't mind! Thank you for this and :clap: for your work. :-)
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ZuzBla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! and thanks for you appreciation^^
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kickingchildren Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
wow
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