I was walking out in my garden and saw this THING......never have seen anything like it before. It is about 6 " in length and 3" wide. Is it Friend or Foe??? HELP before it attacks
CLOSED: What is this???? Moth,Butterfly???
thanks alot for your help and the great referance web site. Added it to my favorites.
I sure wish I could see one in person!!
(jes watch out for the large toothed mouth on the underside of the thorax)
* Naw, I'm only being ridiculously (& probably needlessly) silly this morning! *
Docile & doesn't mind posing for ya.
They've no mouth and cannot eat .. so, sadly, they've an extremely short adult life span. During this short span, they'll look for host plants of which to lay their eggs for the next generation. Their sole purpose is reproduction.
Hope you'll take (or have) the opportunity to get a few more shots ...
Here's a couply more links about them.
Wha heck, Kin ..
You've made mine - makin' yours! (hee)
Dontcha luv a mornin' .. when someone else aids in the 'smile induction'!?!
Big Smile and HUGGGSSS back at ya..