Thursday, August 2, 2012

Theme-It Thursday

Jessica Hische
M is for Moth. When I was looking up words that start with M and saw Moth I figured they would be dull. I've only seen plain brown moths, nothing special, nothing like butterflies. I couldn't have been more wrong.

According to library.thinkquest.org one way to tell moths and butterflies apart is by looking at their antennae. Butterflies have knobs at the end and the end of moth antennae are feather like or plain.

Haemtopis Grataria Moth
 
Cycnia Tenera Moth

According to The Children's Butterfly Site there are 150-250,000 species of moths and only 12-15,000 of butterflies. Moths and butterflies are found on all continents except Antarctica.

These moths are definitely not plain.

Six-spot Burnet Moth by Martyn Gorman

by ms. Tea
 
Yellow-barred Brindle moth

Cream Spot Tiger Moth by Glyn Baker

M is for Meerkat. I first learned about Meerkats from watching Meerkat Manor on The Animal Planet network. Since then I have seen them at the zoo. Meerkats are mammals belonging to the mongoose family.

Joachim Huber

Meerkats live in large, underground networks. They are very social and always have at least one sentry on guard while others are playing or foraging. I think these Meerkats heard there was a photo op.

Meerkats at Auckland Zoo, New Zealand by Snowmanradio

M is for Miniature. I always wanted a dollhouse so I could fill it with miniature furniture.

Handmade Dollhouse. Photo by Siawase

Antique English Doll House by Siawase
 
Things in Miniature are just so cute. Looks like the dog is ready to protect the Miniature horse.

Miniature Horse

Karen Riddet created this Miniature holiday dinner and dessert tray.



M is for Micro-sculpturist Willard Wigan MBE. It's hard to believe anyone could create such tiny objects. He works mostly at night, because any noise can break his concentration.

Tango

Humpty Dumpty

Hummingbird

Giraffe #93 is ready for a miniature tea party.

1 comment:

  1. Hm, I never knew moths could be so pretty. Glad you cleared up that misconception!

    -Ani Rae

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