Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lunar Moth

I have waited half my life to see a Lunar Moth that was alive and real. I have pleaded my story outloud to gawd knows how many people during those years, always asking if they ever saw one... gasping if they did and asking what it was like. Lunar Moths are huge, jarring, beautiful, and the kind of flying creature you never forget once you've seen one. It's like you are suddenly special for the mystical thing having let you lay eyes on it.
Not only are there the "fake owl eyes" on the wings but the real eyes of the lunar moth are large and round- like it knows the secret to all creation and sees right through your soul. I love the beauty of the light shining through it's wings in the picture below, it goes from a cartoony opaque to a translucent glow.It was quite docile and got right onto my hand, which made me think it may be dieing. I made sure to not touch it, even when it began to vibrate vigorously on my skin kinda of scaring me to what it would do next. It simply took flight slowly and precisely back to it's place at the window, where it still sits motionless.
Yay! One dream come true down, just a few more to go!



linda said...


.·:*¨¨*:·.gm.·:*¨¨*:·. said...

i am so glad one of your lifetime wishes came true!!!

that is so amazing!

Meg said...

Those are great pics! I remember the first time I saw a Lunar Moth, on the outside of my window screen on summer night, as a child. It was so magical, they are simply amazing. And that same moth continued to visit my screen throughout the summer, so perhaps yours will do the same!

The Oko Box said...

Here is the wikipedia link which has all kinds of cool pictures of the eggs, cocoon, and the caterpillar it's from!

Mokihana and Pete said...

I love her.

Bort said...

Thats funny so do I