Thursday, July 23, 2009

Terrible Yarn Eating Monster or Harmless Wildlife?

I have a zillion things to blog about including several new crafty projects, my brother's wedding and a trip to England. Sadly I am swamped and having to direct all of my blogging energy into other things this week.

But, I'm wondering if anyone out there can help me identify this crazy-ass moth that has been living on my front door for the past 24 hours? I know it's not actually a yarn eating moth, but it is a bit monster-like and I'm curious about it. It's almost 3 inches across when it's sitting still like this (click the photo for a closer look). It looks like a big piece of tree bark or a dead leaf stuck to my screen door. I'm curious also - if your camouflage was this good, would you waste any time sitting on a surface that you didn't match?


  1. ahhh! don't click the picture! don't dooo iiit! it's slightly terrifying all close up and in HD!

  2. Oooooo!!! I'm guessing it's some kind of giant silkworm moth, maybe a polyphemous moth?
    I took a picture of one downtown the other day. Frickin' HUGE!
    (closet insect geek ahoy!)

  3. Eeeeek! that side view of its curvy body is what did it for me.