I was opening windows this evening to get just a bit more breeze through the house. On the screen on the north living room window I saw a large insect. From inside I was not sure what it was. I thought at first “TARANTULA!” but not on the screen. Surely. Then I grabbed the camera a went out to capture a VERY BIG MOTH!
Ross’s hand to show how big he was. He was kind of pretty, with those bright pink areas, in a kind of creepy way. I found out he is a Pink Spotted Hawk Moth.I also found out I do not want him – or her – around next year as a worm. This is a type of hornworm. Yep, they devour gardens. Not the ones that I find on tomatoes from time to time but sweet potatoes. Now, I do not have sweet potatoes but wonder what else they might eat. Squash or pumpkins? Hmmmm. Interesting huh?
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