Moth: the Other Lepidopteran

Generally speaking, moths aren’t as flashy as butterflies. There are some exceptions. The luna moth is one of the largest lepidopteran. Its lime green wings are a beauty to behold. When they emerge from the chrysalis, they don’t even have a working mouth. Their sole purpose at that point is to reproduce. They only live about a week. I don’t know who this fellow is, but I think he has his own beauty. Like most butterflies, this moth has a proboscis and is enjoying a meal of pollen from this cockscomb.

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