Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Tonight I saw this guy fluttering on the sliding glass door. It was 9PM and dark and the auto focus did not work and manual was hard, I just kept slightly turning it and hoping it was in focus. Several of them were.

I googled this description of a reddish moth with blue and black spots on the wing, couldn't tell what species for sure but it is some sort of Silk Moth, I think.

His wing span is like 3-4 inches and I was literally right on top of him. Very cool


  1. Great photos! Even with manual focus you've got pretty sharp detail, nice contrast and brilliant colors. Three-four inches, that's a big guy! His fuzzy pants, the feathery antenna and the texture on his wings are incredible.

  2. Amazing pics! That is one BIG moth!!