This little guy visited my garden last week-end. Never saw anything like it before, anyone have any clues as to what type it is?
Here is a link that might be useful:
It's a luna moth!
Thanks Susan! I did a search on it and that is exactly what it is. The website says that due to their very short life span and their night flying habits, they are a rare find.
WOW, Great Picture! How cool is that? I have never seen one, just read about them..I thought they may be just tropical....thanks for sharing your photo.
We saw a lunar moth a couple of nights ago, resting on a maple trunk. My BF actually heard the wings flutter and investigated the sound. It really is a thrilling sight. Parts of the wings that hang down seem to mimic maple seedlings, so we conjecture that it's somehow attracted to maples? Camouflages as part of the tree?