May 25, 2006 [LINK]

Nocturnal novelty: Luna moth

Luna moth I saw this Luna moth flying around the parking lot lamp tonight, and was lucky to get a surprisingly decent photo of it. It is very large, about three inches wide, and has a unique pale olive green color. For more info on this species, see the usually-reliable Wikipedia. I've added this photo, and the recent closeup shot of the Honey bees*, to the Butterflies, spiders, & insects page.

* Apparently, some farmers came by to remove that bee colony for use in orchard or garden pollination.