Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mothra!!

Remember all those great campy movies at the drive in? Jason and the Argonauts (WTH is an argonaut??), Godzilla vs. Mothra, The Blob? *sigh* Loved the drive in. I have never really understood how a giant moth was supposed to scare us. Moths are so benign and soft and clumsy in a way that makes you feel sorry for them. Not scared they are going to eat you or go crashing around downtown destroying things. But I suppose LSD may have had something to do with the production of those "horror" movies. Anyway, two years ago, this spectacularly huge and emerald green moth was clinging to the wall next to my front door for two days. He was beautiful. Never seen anything like him. Well, until last night. I walked out to get something out of my car, and his cousin, a slightly smaller, brown version, was sitting on my porch. To give you an idea of scale, I put my paw down there. I have big hands as you can see. This guy is not to be sneezed at!! I highlighted him so you could see him better against the brick.

2 comments:

  1. chriss b (chriss58 on scs)October 13, 2007 at 10:53 PM

    This moth is a beauty. I have not seen these in my 8 years living in TX, but I have had the pleasure of seeing "hummingbird" moths! They are truly awesome. Just like a hummingbird in the way that they hover, wings beating very quikly like a Hummer and the long pointed snout, or should I say fake beak. The first one I ever saw looked like a Zebra pattern! Black & white (like our challenge) and it was dusk. The other sightings I have had have been later at night and they were not as spectacularily marked, but with green on them! TFS your gr8 photo!

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  2. chriss b (chriss58 on scs)October 13, 2007 at 10:54 PM

    add a c above in quickly!!!

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