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Moth Beauty

Moths are so beautiful yet delicate. They really should not be handled as I did this one. If you must for whatever reason handle a moth put in your hand a cotton ball or something similar soaked in a solution of sugar-water 1-4 ratio and let the moth come to it. Just like a butterfly its wings should never be touched.

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Oh and they pee just like any other creature, not something I ever really thought about.

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I went outside later and found that it had a wound that looked as if a bird had tried to peck at it so I gently picked it up and laid it in the this potted plant where it would be safe to die in peace instead of being eaten alive. After awhile another moth just like it came in and rested beside it. It stayed there with it for most of the day as if it were trying to comfort a dying loved one. I don’t know enough about moths to know if that is indeed the case or not. I would sure like to think so. The injured moth appeared to stroke the other moth as if to say “thank you”. I noticed today that the non-injured one was gone. At the time I looked anyway. Maybe it is off getting food.  In the photo the moth on the right is the non-injured one.

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Such amazing beauty our Lord God created for us to enjoy. Praise Him all creatures great and small.

Check out Apronhead-Lilly to read of her lovely job as a foster mom to a baby hummingbird. http://apronhead.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/perhaps-the-end-of-the-story-at-least-my-part/

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Beauty from nature

This beautiful specimen is a Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis.
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Apaturnae

All of this time I thought this was a moth but I discovered it is instead a butterfly. I found all of my information on the site, Butterflies and Moths of North America.

You called madam, I came right away!

Do you see spots?

Life is short – Moth