@su have you seen the caterpillars?

luna moths are my favorite moth/butterfly

@harrison_partch mine, too. I held one once and its tails on its wings vibrated. I know that one of the green, horned caterpillars that eat tomato plants turns into the giant sphinx moth but i haven't seen a Luna moth caterpillar, at least I don't think I have.

@harrison_partch I'll be sure to keep my eye out for them and not disturb them

@su When we did the Eagle Rock Loop up in Arkansas we had to bushwhack around a spot about 50 yards across where a tornado had touched down directly on the trail, breaking and twisting all the trees around ground zero into a crazy giant stick funnel.

When we finally got all the way around and found the trail again, there in the open sand was a single Luna moth like this, broken. It was one of the most poignant things I think I've ever seen.

Beautiful but delicate! I'm always happy to see them. I'm happy this one decided to sleep on my porch today. But tonight, he might have the same fate as yours and become a bat snack: nothing but wings left underneath the security light. I'm thankful that i got to enjoy it today, first of the season

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