"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wordless Wednesday June 8, 2016

Found outside our home
May 31, 2016
~~~~

7 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

I have never seen a moth so pretty! catchatwithcarenandcody

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a beautiful moth! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beautiful moth!

Klara said...

it is a moth? not a butterfly! little do I know. great capture.

messymimi said...

The ones with "eyes" on the wings always fascinate me, i wonder how many predators it really fools.

Stephen Hayes said...

Very pretty. Is that a Cleopatra moth?

Kathe W. said...

Stephen-
It is a Polyphemus Moth is one of our biggest moths, growing up to a 5 1/2 inch wingspan. It has brownish-yellow wings with a black and white, wavy line on each. It has a small, mostly yellow eyespot on each forewing (front wings), and larger blue, black, and yellow eyespots on the hindwings. Underneath, the moths' wings look like dead leaves.

Polyphemus Moths are usually found in forests, but can also be seen in marshes and parks.