Last night, right before going inside after enjoying a summer evening on the patio, we were graced with a moon goddess visit, otherwise known as a Luna moth. Miss Luna flew toward our patriotic led lights flag, but fluttered downward, behind a storage box, where toads were also hanging out. I lifted her up, and she chose to spend the night as part of the lighted flag display.
Don’t worry, she isn’t tangled. She is alive and well this morning.
From my limited and quick research, I believe she is a second or third generation for this year. “Luna moths are not rare, but are rarely seen due to their very brief (7–10 day) adult lives and nocturnal flying time. As with all giant silk moths, the adults do not eat. In regions where there are two or three generations per year, the second and third may have wing coloration that is more of a yellow-green compared to the first generation of the year.” Source: Wikipedia
Such a fun night! Earlier in the evening, we were enjoying visiting outside with our neighbor friends and had a different visitor interrupt. Hopefully, I will have some pictures of this friendly guy to show you soon.
Very very nice, stay safe
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Thank you, Greg. You all, too.
Beautiful! I have seen only 1 or 2 of these, usually dead, in the 30+ years I’ve lived here.
They are such a beautiful, rare find!
Oh, what an absolute lovely story. And that visitor. I’ve never seen a Luna moth in my life but love imagining them and writing about them. 😉
And you had her that close. Precious.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed. xoxo I wish you miracles
Thank you for your lovely comments!