Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Coffee Break with a Polyphemus Moth!

We sipped coffee on the front porch
and noticed we had company

I find those hairy moth bodies fascinating
He slowly pulled himself out of the shadows...

...and warmed his magnificent wings in the sun
What a treat
Just look at those eyes

Rust appears everywhere
even in my art class homework!


  1. Lucky you!! I was JUST on the lookout this morning for polyphemus as it is "their time"... and because its a little lonlier around here without all the luna moths, but didn't find one! Alas, I did here!

  2. He is a magnificent creature - and he goes very well with your homework!

  3. Wow!! I've never seen one of these moths...those 'eyes'! Amazing :)

  4. Wow! Lucky you to be entertained while relaxing with your cup. Most people would never even look at a moth except for a passing glance. Don't you wonder what the story is on the moth having those wonderful eyes?
    xx, Carol

  5. Gorgeous! Weren't you fortunate! We seem to have a lot of new and interesting bugs of all sorts about this year . Haven't seen a P moth for years though. Enjoy while you can!

  6. How lucky to see this moth and it stayed put for a photo shoot :)
    Never saw a real one... just pictures.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. The moth is beautiful, Nature knows how to make things: look at those lines and curves, at those colours!

  8. I haven't seen a real one either - what a treat you had to be able to watch this fellow.


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