Friday, May 25, 2012

Just look at this marvellous moth!


Isn't this a sight to behold? I've never seen these nocturnal moths before in my time here at the ranch but this is the third one I have seen this year. Lovely red wings, fuzzy feeler antenna and a fat little striped body. These moths are huge and very docile, which makes them excellent subjects for the camera.


A type of silk moth, these lovely Cecropia moths are America's largest, native moth and are not commonly found on the west coast. What a treat to get to enjoy their presence!

Every day is a science lesson here at the ranch - full of wonderful things to explore. What else will we see?

1 comment:

Rachel M. said...

It is so beautiful!

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