Saturday, May 12, 2012

‘Til we’re burnt by love - like a Moth and Flame?' Ella Veyes

Do you remember the beautiful silk moth in "The Fellowship of the Ring" that carries messages between Gandalf and Gwaihir?   The name of that moth is Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) and it is a North American member of the giant silk moths.
I have been watching a cocoon of the polyphemus moth that is on our house and today it emerged:
This is an image from Wickipedia:

Another beautiful moth that appears is a Tiger moth, apantesis:

What amazing colors and patterns, what a mystery, moths and butterflies.

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