Thursday, March 01, 2012

This thing is on my front door

I came home from work today and saw THIS abomination camped out on my front door.

For perspective, here is a tube of chapstick placed as close to the moth as Jeremy dared.

I guess it's moth season again. Shudder.

14 comments:

Crys said...

Beautiful and ugly at the same time. You are seriously going through a bug phase as of late :) noticed an ant on the counter yesterday. The one thing I hate about spring...the ant infestations!

Katie said...

I'm surprised you call that an abomination, it's beautiful! Haven't you ever read "Girl of the Limberlost"? It will make you appreciate moths! :) That being said, I wouldn't want it in my home either, no matter how beautiful it is.

Kathy Haynie said...

Ditto on "Girl of the Limberlost." Sorry, I think that is one GORGEOUS fellow. What pretty colors!

Ariana said...

Daphnis nerii!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii

Sarah Familia said...

Oh my gosh! That is SO beautiful. It sort of makes you think you live on some kind of scifi world, though . . .

Bridget said...

OK, beautiful, yes. But huge and mothy and on my front door? Also yes. I really don't mind insects, as long as they stay the heck out of my house.

Thanks for looking it up, Ariana!!

Lost in Translation said...

Um, I'm with you, Bridget. Sure. I'd love a dress out of that design. A moth the size of my palm? *run away run away*

Nancy said...

That is beautiful but I wouldn't want it flying into my face from the shirt I just took off the line. Bugs that big always make me wonder...what's around to catch it? And when the bug is that big I usually hope for lizards instead of other things. :)

Bridget said...

Moths really, really get to me. I think we all have our particular animals/creatures that gross us out more than normal and moths do that for me.

I think I read Girl of the Limberlost back in the day but maybe just the beginning? Because I don't remember anything about moths.

Bridget said...

You just made me throw up in my mouth a little with your "what's around to catch it?" question. Aaaaack!

Suzanne Bubnash said...

So pretty. And I'd rather find a moth hugging my house than the huge tarantula I found creeping towards my front door once. A neighbor came over and squished it with her foot.

Katie Lewis said...

That thing is crazy.

Also, I hate hate hate moths.

Liz Johnson said...

I bet that thing would make a disgusting sound if squished. Gross. I hate moths.

Finding My Way Softly said...

I thought of Girl of the Limberlost too, even before seeing the comments section. I am not really opposed to bugs, moths, ants, etc., so I would be more likely to catch it as a "One Day Pet" for the kids, and then let it fly free tomorrow morning.

(I am Kathy's daughter and Girl of the Limberlost was on the "adult bookshelf," which she cleverly told us not to read books from. Being told that I wouldn't be able to understand the books was a great motivator. Of course that meant I read every one of them at least once between ages 11 and 14. ;-) What a smart momma I have!)

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