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I was walking down the street this evening and I saw this helpless beautiful moth walking on the ground. So I leaned down and to my surprise it walked right onto my hand, almost as if to say thank you for the lift and it held on the whole way to my apartment, where I could check it out. I saw that it's poor wings were soaked and it couldn't fly. So I let it stay inside till it could fly and let it back out.
I fell in love with this beautiful little creature. Well, little to me. Huge among moths! I was absolutely enchanted.
I'd had a lousy night and this moth, who obliged willingly enough when I offered my hand to crawl on, improved my mood tenfold.
I hope you enjoy this picture which my little friend held so agreeably still for. Oh, and I shut off the florescent light that was attracting her. Littler insects can bounce off the window, no problem, but I didn't want her to get more hurt than she already is. (Her wings, at the bottom.)
My father was outside gardening when we heard him calling for us to see a huge butterfly. It was not a butterfly, but a really beautiful and humongous silk moth. It had a wingspan of about six inches, beautiful blue eyespots and a chubby belly. I think it's quite cute!
Source: photos by my mother
By attosa from Los Angeles, CA