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Old 03-29-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Hmmm, well I should have remembered this thread last night and taken the advice of how to put the moths outside.

Screen fell of again, a big moth came in, and couldn't find the window opening to leave.

This morning I found it on the window ledge and it appears to be dead.

Is it common for a moth to die so suddenly, and what would cause it to do so?

Exhaustion?

Oh my goodness. This is the first time I've seen Harrier post in the first person! (Scrolling back I see it has been done before, but wow.)
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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OK.

Its still there and has moved slightly.

The window is open and Harrier won't touch the moth anymore per the above admonishment.

If the moth goes out after dark, then all is well.
Harrier, fix your window screen so you will not have to worry about the poor critters!

What does the current critter look like?

How long do butterflies and moths live? | Butterflies and Moths of North America
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Harrier, fix your window screen so you will not have to worry about the poor critters!

What does the current critter look like?

How long do butterflies and moths live? | Butterflies and Moths of North America
Well, for the longest time the moth was sitting on the ledge at an angle(meaning it was somewhat vertical) and its front legs(or whatever they are called on moths) were crossed.

Now the moth is gone, so Harrier assumes that it flew out the window.

He hasn't checked the floor, as it somewhat cluttered.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Harrier, fix your window screen so you will not have to worry about the poor critters!
Harrier will do so tomorrow once the two new ones leave the room in the morning.

One is on the ceiling and the other one is inside the light fixture.

The light is off, now.

There was an earthquake yesterday - and that is what knocked off the screen.
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