Prayers, musing, photos. Mostly photos.
Wow. Now that is a really weird looking one.Don't know whether we have them here, but if we do, I don't think I want to meet one.
Ray, it is a very beautiful moth. They are apparently now endangered. They are quite large - 4" wingspan - and I'm not really sure why it's called "Luna." Some say after a Roman goddess, others because it is a night creature. At any rate, they're quite harmless. And they only live for a week. They don't have mouths. So they live only to breed. Which seems sad.
Sacred geometry springs to mind! Extraordinary... What's the connection with the Moon? (Luna). Is there something I'm not seeing?
Antonia, I'm not sure why. Other than that it is a night creature.
Thanks Penny - it is indeed beautiful! For some reason I felt very moved to read of this creature's size (4 inches - wow) and rarity alongside what you say about the shortness of its life. No mouth - a brief life of not consuming, just being beautiful and passing in its beauty. I suspect there's a "sermon" in that!
Yes, its only purpose seems to be to pass on its beauty. The caterpillars are quite active, of course, and they eat leaves from a variety of hardwood trees, but even they are not considered a pest.