This morning, after finishing a long and difficult shift, I was thrilled to have a little change of pace and something different to talk about. This beautiful specimen was found outside our facility....and in all my 60 + years I have never seen anything like this!
This is the Pandorus Sphynx moth. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eumorpha-pandorus
Moths are to butterflies as dandelions are to petunias. In other words, they are not regarded as highly. I believe, after seeing this, that they have been short-changed. There is beauty in all things. Everywhere.... You just have to stop and look.