This week we’ve had an influx of massive moths around our front porch. They are beautiful and the details are intricate!
This one is almost as wide as one brick! I love the coloring.
Beautiful green moth.
“All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voices, let us sing:
Francis of Assisi
“The heavens declare the glory of God”
Do y’all know what these moths are called? I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!
Aren’t they beautiful? And so big! I think the top one is a polyphemus and the bottom one is a luna moth. We’ve had the pleasure of observing both of these big moths come out of their cocoons, dry thier wings, and take flight. What a magnificent part of God’s creation!
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The top moth is a Polyphemus Moth. My daughters found one at our house in KY a while back and we brought it in to help it dry it’s wings so it could fly later that evening. We had had a frost the night before and he had gotten caught out in it and could not fly. After his wings dried out that night, my husband and daughter placed him in an evergreen in front of our house. I have pics up on my facebook page, but he looked like the size of a small bat in the tree. We found out just a bit of the following info on them:
The Polyphemus Moth is one of our biggest moths, growing up to a 5 1/2 inch wingspan. It has brownish-yellow wings with a black and white, wavy line on each. It has a small, mostly yellow eyespot on each forewing (front wings), and larger blue, black, and yellow eyespots on the hindwings. Underneath, the moths’ wings look like dead leaves.
Polyphemus Moths are usually found in forests, but can also be seen in marshes and parks.
Wow, I have never seen such beautiful moths. They always looked so plain to me. I guess I never really looked at them before. Yes, all of God’s creatures are beautiful!
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The green one is a Luna Moth, I’m not sure about the one on the bottom. Aren’t they gorgeous?!! God’s creation is so beautiful!
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Your pleasure at seeing the moths is a change for some, but a fair view. The intricate detail and large size of the moth at the top are definitely impressive sights.