Late last night I heard a radical thudding on the front porch, and went to check it out. It was our clumsy cat, and she had caught this giant moth after leaping about after it.
But, typical of Mrs. Pete, she got distracted and let it go a moment later. Then it landed and I was able to coax it onto my hand.
It’s rare to see such large moths here, we mostly have little, plain brown ones. This one was as big as my hand!
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Looks like a Polyphemus moth.
Cool Sheila, I looked that up on google and I think you’re right! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen caterpillars that look like that though, so these must be pretty unusual in these parts!