Saturday, September 7, 2013

Not a Spider, Promise



I saw this moth on the porch screen at the end of August but was only able to snap this one shot before it flew away. Why was it so special, and why did that frustrate me? I wanted to snap a second shot with my fingers beside it because the moth's wing span was bigger than my hand!

Update:

We found what I think could be the same moth on the driveway last night:



He was flopping about, unable to fly and I'm guessing at the end of his life cycle, so we carefully moved him to a nearby shrub bed where he would be protected from our cars, feet and various predators:



Such a beautiful bug.

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