An Amazing Moth

These crazy photos–taken from inside, because there was no was to get up close from outside because of the blue spruce you can see through the window– are of an interesting moth known as the Beautiful Wood Nymph.

The moth is even more eye-catching than the camera shows, although if you read a bit about it, some of the descriptions talk a little too much about the moth’s ability to hide itself by looking like bird excrement.

Up close, it’s actually nothing like that at all. The colors in its wings are maroon with a lime green edge–I am not sure what a bird would be eating….

What caught my eye were its fuzzy antennae.

Its larva feed on Virginia Creeper, which I have plenty of. I hope to see more of these beauties around.

2 thoughts on “An Amazing Moth

  1. tonytomeo July 9, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    It looks like it is wearing leg warmers on its antennae.

  2. gardendaze July 9, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Yes, that’s a great description of it!

    Karla

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