I came home from work one day at the beginning of August to find this beautiful fellow hanging out at my front door. He’s a Waved Sphinx moth.
I get a lot of flying insects at my front door. They like my porch light. I would also not be surprised to find that my many mature trees, which shade my home most of the day, create a good habitat for them. I’ll bet that if I looked around, I’d find more interesting insects. I find them at my front door so frequently because I’m there a lot. And a creature this interesting and beautiful really stands out.
I wanted to touch him to see if his wings were as silky as they looked. When I looked at him from the side, I was surprised to see that his head was enormous.
That moth reminded me of this fellow, am Alianthus webworm moth, who clung tenaciously to my front door for several days a few years ago. When moths decide to rest near my front door, I just let them, and enjoy them for as long as they care to visit.
A few years ago I found a Luna moth, which live no more than seven days. See it.