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.

Butterfly or Moth? August 26, 2020

One major difference between moths and butterflies is that butterflies have smooth antenna, while moths have feathery antenna. The butterfly antenna ends with a little ball, much like the areal on a car. What do you think?

Today’s Devotion: On Hiatus

As the title of this post suggests, there will be a brief pause in posting Today’s Devotion while the author re-connects with his spirituality. It should be  back online sometime in the near future. In the meantime, keep coming back for more Beautiful Photographs.Moth 3Moth 2Could this rather scary looking fellow be a giant leopard moth or some such? It appeared on the doorstep of a friend who was left afraid to cross the threshold into her house. Help from a entomologist would be greatly appreciated!