What a beautiful bug! I walked outside briefly to check my
, and this lovely Anisota Virginiensis
was snoozing on a tall blade of grass in my
back yard. I immediately sat down (thank goodness not on a fire ant
mound!) to get some photos of it.
I was afraid it would wake up and leave if I handled it, so I gently
tore off the blade of grass it was on and snapped photos from a variety
of angles. Of course, a few moments later it did wake up and fly off
rapidly. I haven't seen one like it since.
I've kept an eye on the trees hoping for a caterpillar, but no luck yet. Of course, I'll
post it if I find one.