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Isabelle, adult male - 4 by J-Y-M Isabelle, adult male - 4 by J-Y-M
Actias [Graellsia] isabellae (Saturnidae), adult male.
Mythic and wonderful species.
It lives only in some stations of French Alps and Spain mountains. Protected by law.
Breeding specimen, ex ova. (orig. France),
29/04/2010
Caterpillar: [link] [link] [link]
Pupa and cocoon: [link] [link]
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:iconglunac:
glunac Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   General Artist
It's beautiful!!! Love that color of green & the markings on this one.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it's a wonderful species. :-)
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
You're welcome!
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shortfingerzzz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I've never seen a pattern like this!!! O.o
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:iconbuildingclimber:
buildingclimber Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Amazing color.
There are so many unique varieties of these beautiful creatures I would love to be able to photograph all of them.
well seen.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
And thanks for the :+fav: :-)
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:iconbuildingclimber:
buildingclimber Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
you are welcome :)
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:iconperubirder:
perubirder Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Quite a beauty :nod:
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:icontwilightdust:
twilightdust Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I want to live in the garden on his wings foreverrr and float away :D LELELELELELELELEE
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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:iconlinebendergirl:
LineBendergirl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
this is an incredible creature.
i hate the fact that it terrifies me so... but i can't help looking.
the tentacle things are like delicate ferns.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible creature, indeed.
Why does it terrify you? It's just the most inoffensive animal in the world... :-)
Maybe a "terrifying beauty"?...
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LineBendergirl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
it's not butterflies so much but the really big
ones freak me out a bit. moths on the other hand
scare the hell out of me more than snakes or
anything. i don't know why but it is a terrible fear
i have in me.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is quite an irrational and uncontrollable fear, I know; a friend of mine is like you. :-)
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:iconlinebendergirl:
LineBendergirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
yes indeed irrational and stupid, i would say
because if i was to really look at a moth,
they are very beautiful creatures... but
i don't like to look at them cause they
scare me so... i know my fear is silly :)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
hello!your work is featured in my latest journal,hope you don't mind:)
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! That's a great honour... :-)
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:iconalokethebloke:
alokethebloke Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! What a beautiful creature!!
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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:iconmindxscape:
mindxscape Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
So very beautiful... thank you so much for giving us a unique and rare glimpse at this wonderful creature~ :frail:
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you; you're very welcome. :-)
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:iconlove-to-garden:
love-to-garden Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I have never seen one like this...awesome shot..:star:
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconlove-to-garden:
love-to-garden Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
you are welcome
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:iconchid0:
chid0 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist
how could I have not known this species until now? stunning. and it is also a great shot!
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :-)
It's quite a rare and localized species.

and
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: :-)
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:icondevil-muse:
DEVIL-MUSE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I can not believe he's for real! ADOREEEEEEE IT!
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It is.
Thank you! :-)
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:iconsimbas-pal:
Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Stunning!!!:wow: Amazing specimen, and a really nice job capturing and framing this gorgeous guy. Luck got you to find it; skill made it a great photo!:D
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. :-)
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Pluckinthaguitarra Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Stunning...
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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:iconm-bibittes:
M-Bibittes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Wow, so beautiful! you're lucky to have this one on picture.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know I'm lucky; it's quite a rare breeding.
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:iconlieju:
Lieju Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
What a beautiful moth.
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it is. Unbelievable creature.
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:iconannaphotix:
Annaphotix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a gorgeous moth/butterfly (sorry not sure which it is)!
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Moth! :-)
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:iconannaphotix:
Annaphotix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thought so but thanks for confirming it :)
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:iconcrystalfalls:
crystalfalls Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! Nicely framed shot :)

I like fuzzy moths :D
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconvalentina80:
Valentina80 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I love it
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:iconj-y-m:
J-Y-M Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A jewel of Nature indeed, and a very, very rare moth! :-)
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