Aug 7, 2008

Luna Babies




"Luna moths are one of the most unusual and beautiful of the North American moths known as Saturnidae. They are well known for their green-yellow colors and long tails, and although they are often seen in pictures, they are a real surprise when found in nature. Although they are common throughout the eastern U.S., their night flying habits and short life span as an adult moth, only about 1 week, combine to make them a rare find."
-Some random Google source.

An unusual & beautiful find indeed. Sounds like three Nature's boys I know and love.

7 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

That's crazy! I've never seen those before in my life. Beautiful!

Jennifer and Ty said...

beautiful....

Deirdre said...

So beautiful! Aren't those the moths Kingsolver writes about in Prodigal Summer? They're works of art.

Nancy said...

We don't get this kind of awesome in Chicago. Well, at least I haven't yet found it :)

Chatter said...

That is stunning!! So very, very pretty. I bet you feel pretty special :)

Mama Papaya said...

Oh wow. And Mama, the last picture of your big guy with your beautiful bug is gorgeous.

tina said...

A friend told me about your blog. After all the cooing and otherwise silly noises I was making at your beautiful boys, I came across this post. We are studying moths and butterflies in our homeschool, so I loved seeing an example. They are so much bigger than I thought! Thank you for sharing.