That was on the wall of the donut shop this morning
Ah ok! It’s pretty but looks like a moth
I.guess it's a Moth then.
The Luna moth is a Nearctic moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae, a group commonly known as giant silk moths. It has lime-green colored wings and a white body. The larvae are
It’s still pretty
Neat looking moth! Great thing about not smoking is I notice things more like that when I'm out and about of course lately I haven't been. The donut shop sounds good also
I love Jelly filled donuts
I like maple bars every day of the moth!
You guys HAD to mention donuts, didn't you?! Wonder if they are considered "essential?"
Hahahahaha!!! I also like Boston Creams
I had Krispy Kreme last Tuesday. I was coming back from Walmart's Senior Hour when my car saw the Hot Doughnuts sign was lit up & decided to turn in all by itself.
It had been awhile & I was crushed they no longer had the maple frosted glazed.
I did discover a new offer. A delicious regular glazed filled with chocolate. I got 2 of those along with 2 chocolate custard filled & chocolate covered glazed. And of course a dozen glazed.
Just a small list of a few donuts I like
Gee thanks Cousin-Itt!!! Now I’m craving a donut!!! My Boston creams and jelly donuts are on your list!!
Yeah I got myself craving for donuts LOL
LOL Carl- and it includes my absolute favorite: Boston Cream, yum, yum!
That moth is gorgeous, they are so big, I saw my first one just a couple of years ago and I was really impressed. What a great way to start your day!
We can sure turn a thread at a moment's notice!
I could sure use a chocolate frosted right about now! Sorry, Gai.C !
The good thing is No Thought About Smoking.
Lucky you! I adore Luna months. Wonderful picture! They're such a rare treat. Here's a snap of one I took a couple of years back:
have you seen the tire duck?
Well I have now! Thanks. Quack Quack.
He's probably quacking, :"get me out of this thing."
I just saw this. We had a Luna moth a couple years ago before we moved . Then last fall this guys shows up. I dont know what kind it is but heres a picture of the Luna moth from our old house and then this other moth who is very beautiful but I dont know what kind it is.
Adult polyphemus moths are large and butterfly-like. The ground color varies greatly; some specimens are brown or tan, others are bright reddish brown. All have a small eyespot in the center of the forewing, and a very large eyespot in the middle of the hindwing. Males have smaller bodies than females, and their plumelike antennae are larger than those of females.
Oh my, lucky you! polyphemus moth - Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer)
So these look like the caterpillars I pick iff my tomato plants and thats exactly where I found this full grown moth....on the brick wall above those plants!
Mmmmm more likely the caterpillars you pluck from your plants are the Tomato Hornworms and they don't turn into Luna Moths, but rather Sphinx Moths (see my comment there): https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/message/139057-re-garden?commentID=139057#comment-139057 Luna Moths tend to feed mostly on tree leaves.
"In different regions Luna moths will prefer different plant species to lay their eggs on. The larvae will feed on white birch, hickory, sweet gum, persimmon, walnut, and sumac leaves. Not all larvae can feed on all of those plants, and some regions can only survive on a single species of plant." The adults apparently don't eat at all. https://animals.net/luna-moth/ And the adult form only last 7-10 days before it dies. So enjoy the miracle while you can.
I see in your link that those moths are a type of "silk moths" Giulia.. never hear of silk moths before.. "the commercially bred caterpillar of the domesticated silkworm moth ( Bombyx mori ), which spins a silk cocoon that is processed to yield silk fiber." (Wikipedia) Interesting!!
In our family genealogy we found that one of our decedents was a "spinner"
"Spinning is the process of taking textile fibers and filaments and making them into yarn. For thousands of years, people spun natural fibers into yarn by hand.The Silkworm, Bombyx mori produces silk of commercial importance. The life cycle of silkworm includes four distinct stages of development: egg (ova), larvae, pupa, and imago. Egg is the first stage of a silkworm's life cycle. The female moth lays an egg which is very small and a hard structure" (also Wikipedia)
So it sounds like the developmental stages of the moth are interrupted to produce silk??
A trip back in time..
today they have machines to do this of course
What an oddly beautiful creature!
What a treat to see.
Good Morning, Gail. I am back here... I need to learn more about this website. I will probably stay here with the old Q members... Is there a place where I can send you a personal message?
Yes Ma'am. 3 dots on the Top. Many options there.
So Glad u are here Rosemary. U can Help so many here .
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