A Fleeting Beauty

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An elegant Luna Moth found shelter on the porch door during a rain storm.  She is stunning from the tip of her antennae to the end of her tail.  Her body is outlined in a fabulous color of purple and has amazing false eyes on her wings.

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Her long tail is an auditory deflector to distract bats.  In the South the Luna Moth will produce three generations starting in February.  Sadly, the gorgeous creature only lives one week, just long enough to reproduce.

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The cat is also mesmerized by Luna’s beauty.

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9 Comments on “A Fleeting Beauty”

  1. Julie says:

    A favorite of mine. I haven’t seen one around here in years. Thanks for sharing. The kitty picture is precious.

  2. Tina says:

    Gorgeous photos, I love the last one–kitty looking longingly. You know, I’ve NEVER seen a Luna Moth in real life. Don’t quite know how that’s happened, but there it is. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

  3. Wow! What an amazing collection of captures! And, I’m kinda glad the cat couldn’t “capture” that gorgeous moth. 🙂

  4. What beautiful colours.

  5. gaiainaction says:

    An absolute beauty and what a capture!


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