Friday, June 11, 2010


This guy has been hanging out on our house number for several days now. Beautiful and very large.


yoborobo said...

He is wonderful. :) We have moths that hang out by our back door. I love seeing all the different kinds that live around here. Such fabulous cammo (but not for houses! haha!). Have a great weekend! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am not certain, but I think that is a young tobacco moth. We get them here---in fact I did a watercolor of one years ago and have scanned and used the image in many piece of collage. They come from--get this--tomato hornworms, or so I have been told.
If that's the case, I would plant a few tomatos just for them!
Usually after they have hatched they will be active in the flowers towards dusk.......just delightful!


Marlene said...

He is beautiful. I will have to compare him with the one we had on our house to see if it is the same. I never did find out what kind it was.

Deborah said...

How fabulous! Our moths are gray and a rodent-like color here. However, scorpions do glow under a fluorescent light! **happy Friday** Deb

Jan said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous moth! I have never seen one like that here. Thanks for sharing.

Diva Kreszl said...

great photo...wonder what he finds so appealing about the number???

Steve Twydell said...

A coat like leather,he clings to one,
Who knows how far this bug has come?
A thing of beauty upon your home,
From untold travels he rests alone,
He'll stop a while,until he's strong,
Then with the breeze,he will be gone.

Hi !! sorry I couldn't resist writing a little about this wonderful picture. He is truly a beautiful creature!!

I love your pictures, If you don't mind I would love to add a few more writings of poetry to some more of your work ??

Kind regards,

Steve "The poetry addict"

Joe Beale said...

That's stunning! Great to see your photos as always, Audrey. Hope all's well with you!