Saturday, March 5, 2011
It was huge. About the size of the palm of my hand. And sure, I have small hands, but even so, that's a very large moth.
Check out the markings on its back, where it looks like it has a face. See the bluish 'eyes'? Does that help against preditors?
What the heck kind of preditor could eat this thing? A hawk, maybe? Would a hawk be scared of little fake eyeballs? Why? I refuse to believe it's protection against some other kind of bug because I don't want to know about bugs that would be big enough to eat this thing. (I don't care where you saw the palmetto bug, okay? I refuse to hear anything about palmetto bugs. Thank you.)
So anyway, I saw this thing and shot a snap of it - and ran home at top speed and threw myself over my stash to protect it.
Because Mothra is still out there. I couldn't bring myself to smash it.