Sunday, May 29, 2011

Luna Moth Sighting

Came home from Sam's this morning to find a rare Luna Moth on my front porch. This is a male, with a 4-5 inch wing span. These moths only live for a week, and don't  have mouths so they can't eat. They mate in the dark and then die, so I was really lucky to see one in the daylight.  He is probably either newly hatched from a green caterpillar, or at the end of his short life.

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