Friday, June 08, 2012

Night Visitor Chose Late Checkout

Luna Moth
Every night a wonderful assortment of moths gather near the dim light of the front door. In the morning it's interesting to count the different colors and types of night fliers that spend the day on the shutters, flag, plants and screen door. They don't seem to mind our coming and going through the door and on the porch during the day. They snooze and wait for dark.

Last night this beautiful luna moth must have decided to rest in shelter when the sun came up. I found it sleeping on the potted hibiscus tree, right next to the door. I happened to spot this gorgeous visitor in mid-afternoon. Shortly after our impromptu photo session, this green and purple lovely flew into the forest, high into the pine trees. Maybe he or she will return tonight! 

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