Monday, June 13, 2011

Polyphemus




Yes, that is the name of this moth, it is giant silkworm moth. The males actually only live for 5 days, it mates then dies. It can't see or eat. The females lays eggs then also dies.

Well, it is actually a little chilly here compared to what it was a few days ago, and the rainy wet weather is back.  I like the cooler weather, a lot better than the 90 humid degree weather that is for sure.

Hope you all have a great week and day!
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7 comments:

Shirley said...

Hmmm, sucks to be a polyhemus!

Callie said...

Those moths used to scare me. Didn't know they lived such short lives. I agree... cooler is better than hot, but I am glad to see the dry weather.

Mare said...

I think it's funny that you named that moth after a giant cannibalistic cyclops from mythology:)

chloephotography said...

woah, it's huge! eeep

Linda said...

Ah...so THAT'S what they're called;)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Huge and beautiful with an equally huge and beautiful name to go along!

Great pics!

~Lisa

CTG Ponies said...

Very cool!