Friday, July 10, 2009


© Ellen Blonder
My husband Nick brought home this moth that he found in its death throes on the pavement at a gas station. This is my pencil sketch of it. I learned that it's a Cecropia Moth, found in the eastern United States. How it ended up in California is a mystery. Did it hitch a ride cross country? Anyone else see these out here? It's soft orange-y browns with just a touch of blue on its wingtip eyespots. This one has an impressive 5-inch wingspan.

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