Thursday, June 12, 2008

moth landing (Antheraea polyphemus)

This was on our porch when we arrived home a few days ago from some place or another. I wish I would have thrown a penny down to give the picture some perspective because it was literally the size of my hand. See this link for more info. I thought it may be sick or hurt or something, but when I reached down and tried to get it to climb on my hand, it flew away into the late afternoon breeze.


  1. Could you arrange a viewing during my visit? Mom B.

  2. there once was moth called polyphemus

    who blurted out "you must believe in us!

    we curse all the time
    especially in rhyme

    so watch where you step or i'm sure to cuss"