Antheraea polyphemus, the Polyphemus moth;
Volusia county, Florida (15 May 2019).
I’m a sucker for moths. The big ones, the little ones, the brown ones, and the way-the-hell-more-colorful ones. Seriously, butterflies tend to get all the attention, but moths are gangbusters of diversity and beauty. The Polyphemus moth is a good example. Just check out this big, beautiful beast of a moth chilling out on a window at work. What a fantastically beautiful creature, right? Heavens, I do love moths.