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  • emim 520 on 16 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: flax looper, , h g wells, orthoclydon praefactat, superstitions, white moth   

    white moth of death 

    not yet sure what kind of moth this one is because search engines were directing me to superstitions. apparently a white moth represents death or a lost soul trying to find heaven or the spirit of a recently deceased person trying to enter the house which it did. it circled the light bulb so many times it was dizzying then stopped to pose for the camera. will return later with an id.

    h g wells’ a moth: genus novo uses a moth as a reincarnation of one of the characters, just to illustrate perhaps a development of these moth superstitions.

  • emim 201 on 5 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1895, a moth genus novo, h g wells, hapley, herbert george wells, pawkins, the moth   

    a moth: genus novo – herbert george wells 

    “This is the reverse of mimicry. Instead of a butterfly looking like a stone, here is a stone looking like a butterfly!”

    without spoiling the story the main characters are entomologists and it begins rather sciencey and straight, wells even includes [false] footnotes, but the moth enters and, despite the fact that it should be an object to be studied/researched/something rational, …

    hopefully that didn’t give away too much. it won’t take long so give it a read because the pdf is below. i think i should read more h g wells.

    a moth: genus novo

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