A little while ago, my kids were playing outside and discovered a moth in our front yard. The kids ran inside to tell me about the moth. Finding insects and little critters outside is pretty common occurance, and nothing to get all excited about, I thought.
And then I saw the moth.
Yes, THIS moth was worthy of pulling out the big camera. I don’t know if you can tell perspective in these shots, but the moth was bigger than my hand. And that shot of him flying at me (shudder!)? His body was thicker than my thumb.
I swear he was coming to attack me here…
As scary as this moth was….wasn’t he beautiful?
PS – I believe I identified our moth as a Polythemus moth, or giant silk moth. And what’s so cool about this discovery is that my kids and I found the caterpillar predecessor in our front yard last year. Here’s the Instagram shot I caught of it:
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