Amazing

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My friend’s house in Houston where I’m staying had a couple extra visitors. These two gorgeous luna moths stayed motionless for days on the front door jamb and trim. I’ve seen these before, but never two in such a position. They are probably mates, since these silkmoths essentially live for romance. Awww…

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Named after Polyphemus, a Greek mythology one-eyed giant, they live short lives to reproduce, and apparently (from what I read), don’t feed as adults. Based on how motionless these two were, they don’t seem to fly much either. Regardless of their life habits, they are unquestionably eye-catching.

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  1. Wow, those are truly beautiful!!!! The wings look like someone deliberately painted on them… look like twigs. Guess it’s a camouflage mechanism.

  2. Wow, those are truly beautiful!!!! The wings look like someone deliberately painted on them… look like twigs. Guess it’s a camouflage mechanism.

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