Thursday, September 04, 2008

Moth

This moth was taking a break on the front porch of the reception center. Some years ago I saw one of those giant moths, the size of a bird, on one of the walking trails. I'd love to see another one.

2 comments:

SAPhotographs said...

Wow, I would love to see one of them too!!

Beetles in the Bush said...

Looks like a very old (as evidenced by how worn of scales the wings are) sphinx moth (family Sphingidae) of some type. I don't know about this species in particular, but many sphinxs have extraordinarily long probosces that they use to reach nectar at the bottom of deep tubular flowers (often night blooming), at which time they also effect pollination for the plant. You give, you get!
ted