Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Camouflage Moth

Today’s P-O-D (project-of-the-day) was waiting for me when I got home from running some errands. This moth was apparently spending the day flattened against the bricks inside my carport. It’s not exactly camouflaged against the bricks but maybe it’s pretending to be a bit of cement – I cropped the photo so the cement between the bricks shows.


I’ve seen these moths here before, so they must like it. I’m not sure I would have even noticed if it weren’t right next to the door. It’s probably a safe bet that not many birds come into the carport searching for lunch.

On second thought, I just went outside to see if it had gone off into the night but it’s still there! Maybe it’s hibernating. Or, maybe it’s dead and it’s the same one I saw last year and I just haven’t noticed … I couldn’t resist – I just went out and tried to pick it up with some tweezers and it flew away, so it was definitely alive! Maybe it just wasn’t hungry tonight.

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