Saturday, May 22, 2010

how the moth story ended

First off, the moth has been identified as a Antheraea Polyphemus, or Polyphemus Moth. So, I was wrong yesterday, but pretty close.

To my extraordinary surprise, the moth not only didn't die last night but was very much alive this morning. So I let him go. He walked up my hand, flew onto my forehead (right, did I mention I'm not a bug person, don't think my heart didn't go flippy flop right then), and then was up and away into the blue yonder.

I may never see another.

Oh yeah, and those wing spots are clear! How cool is that?!

5 comments:

Nekkid Chicken said...

Beautiful, I think the feet clasper thingy's would wig me out more. LOL

Anonymous said...

What a big insect! -BMc.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was suprised to hear it was still alive as well!
It's a really neat moth, and the climbing-up-your-forehead-thing must have been some kind of moth gesture for "thanks for saving me lady". --CS

Sarah said...

What a neat experience, and what a cool animal. I would love to see a moth like that in person!

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