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This glorious creature has been hanging on my front door for the last week. Every day, when I go out of my home to go to work, he's there.
At eye-level, completely still, motionless, ethereally beautiful.

Little antennae, like miniature feathers...


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I am stunned that he remains on my front door, day after day after day.
My neighbour says he's clinging to the warm spots on the house, the areas that are in sunshine most of the day.
I have no clue what kind of moth he is, nor what he's doing here.
What I do know is that I feel especially blessed that he's graced my home with his presence.

Look at the fur on his back.
He's just amazing to me.
Am I a little over-the-top about a moth?
A simple moth?

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I don't know how long he'll stick around.
I hope he's here for a long while, but if he needs to leave and morph into another form, then so be it.
A lovely creature, indeed...


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"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, as a moth brushes a window with its wing.”
~ Christopher Fry


Comments (8)

kendall:

He looks very similar to one I saw in the Sierra Nevadas when I was camping several years ago. It hissed at us!
Still he is quite beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by, Kendall!
He is truly amazing...I cannot imagine seeing one that hissed at you! Yowzers!

A beautiful moth, and what a light visitor too.


:-) You are so right, Candi!
I hope he stays for awhile...

Oops. I take that back. It is a silk moth but not that one. I went out to the U of A site and there is a species that *does* occur in your area. It is more maroon like your guy. Hyalophora columbia gloveri

http://www.entomology.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=267

He is so cool I love moths. We had sphinx moths where I grew up. They were smaller and not as beautiful as him.

Marta!
Thanks for the ID of my little friend. He's pretty stunning. He's about 1 1/2" from front to back and a wingspan of approximately 3".
Huge. And pretty-pretty!

He’s quite gorgeous. Is he still gracing your front door?

Hi Brenda, I saw a moth just like him at the Butterfly house at the Museum of Life and Science here in NC. The sign at the museum said that they sleep all day and only fly and feed at night. Beautiful creature!

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