Friday, June 15, 2007

I'm so Excited! Cecropia Moth In My Yard!






After seeing the Cecropia Moth at work yesterday I didn't think that could be topped until I was outside working this morning in my own yard pulling weeds I spotted a Cecropia Moth. It has been there all day long, it's wings just slowing opening and closing. I, of course, took lots and lots of pictures. :) I can't wait to see if it is still around in the morning.


11 comments:

Ki said...

Double wow! We lived in Iowa for several year but have never seen such a moth. You are blessed.

Moe said...

Wow!! That is an awesome set of photos!

Molly said...

Oh, my. I haven't seen a cecropia since I was a kid growing up in Minnesota. It is stunning. I'm delighted to see that another species has survived a generation of insecticide sprays.

DeeMom said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Outstanding

Fabulous and the most

Remarkable pictures.

peter hoh said...

What plant is the moth resting on? Looks a bit like aster, but I can't be sure.

Robin said...

That is amazing! What a great photo opportunity for you! You are twice blessed.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Thanks for the kind words! It was a great photo opportunity that I took advantage of.

Peter, you are correct it is an aster plant.

The first thing I did this AM was rush outside to see if it was still, it wasn't, I looked around several times today but did not spot it again.

kris said...

The moth photos are fantastic - the moth is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one in person. Very cool.

Me said...

Okay, I am so envious. I wish I could have taken photos of that glorious creature!!

Essential Estrogen said...

First, I'm completely jealous. I've never had one visit my garden.

Second, Native Americans have a belief that animals can be the bringers of messages. That is, when a certain animal or insect seems to be visiting us, it is carrying a message we need to hear.

For fun I did bit of searching on the cecropia and found nothing specific to it. Moths overall, however, are said to come when a person needs to pay attention to issues of sensitivity. (i.e., Are you being overly sensitive or insensitive to those around you? Are you in a situation you need to reevaluate?)

I also found out that in some cultures moths are believed to be spirits of the dead, returned to us as creatures of freedom and silent beauty.

In any event, your pictures are amazing and I'm happy to have stopped by to see them.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

EE: How interesting! I did some searches on animal/insect totems as well, it was absorbing reading.