Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Critter of the Day

Today's Critter of the Day is brought to you by my hubby.
The other night, while I was getting the kiddos to bed, Hubby was letting the dog out and found this lovely male Luna Moth. He grabbed the camera and took some pics because he knew I'd want to see. Luna Moths have always been favorites of mine. My sister and I even had matching nightgowns as kids that we called our "Luna Moth" gowns because they were such a lovely green.

I was really happy with these photos, not just because of the lovely moth, but because my sweet husband thought to take these pictures AND because they are really cool pictures, too! He didn't know anything about how to put the camera into macro mode, but he captured this:

Check out his reflection!

Even in all my years of watching Luna Moths,
I had never had an opportunity to examine their legs.
The ones I have seen were always either moving or dead- with their legs shriveled.
You can tell this is a male because the antennae are fat and feathery.

Look at how branch-like the top margin of his wings is.
He was much the same color of fresh, new leaves.

By the next morning, this Luna Moth was gone. I'm so glad Hubby took some pictures! Yes, he did give me permission to post his photos.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

As always, you can click on any of the photos for a closer look.

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  1. oh, it's absolutely gorgeous! i've never seen one in person. what a treat! thanks, mr. hubby!!! you did GREAT!!!

  2. Great job, Hubby! Very cool - I don't think I've ever seen one up close before.

  3. WOW! He did a great job! And that's really cool. I'm glad you got to see one living ;)

  4. Thank you for sharing. I had never seen one of those. That green is wonderful. Have a great day. xxx

  5. Beautiful!!! I love these but have never seen one... have a great weekend!

  6. Oh wow...

    Have a blessed day today!

  7. I have yet to see a moth with such an unusual design. Great capture!

  8. That is incredible! I have never seen a lunar moth before.

  9. Such a beautiful creature. Good for hubby to capture it. V


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