Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Return of Mothra

I was visited by Mothra a few years ago while framing in the living room of my house. This time she arrived while we were watching a movie. She was fluttering against the window so we shut off all the lights and I went out on a ladder to save her from the cobwebs on the window sill.

The wingspan of this incarnation measured 5". You can hear her wingbeats when she files. She had big red fuzzy legs which didn't show up well in the photos. Too bad she didn't show up in the daytime. She is a Polyphemus Moth ( Antheraea polyphemus ) from the fabulous Bug Guide website. Link to the caterpillar stage

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