Walking to the compost pile this weekend Jennifer found these amazing moths! These moths are giant silkworm moths called Imperial Moths: Eacles imperialis. The mouth parts are vestigial, hence these guys and gals live only a short life. A week is about their duration, but my is it glorious!
See why they're "giant" silkworm moths?
So incredible! We waited for a long while to see them fly, but alas they stayed put later than we stayed awake. :)
Check here for a caterpillar picture. Happy mothing/caterpillaring!