July 16, 2011

Madagascan Moon Moth

Have you ever heard of this moth?
I ran across an image of the Madagascan Moon Moth while I was searching
for the Luna Moth (do you remember that painting?).

It's wingspan can be up to 8 inches, which was pretty impressive to me,

Madagascan Moon Moth 12x12 in. Watercolor on paper mounted
so I painted it to scale to get an idea of it's actual size...

This Moon Moth is...
* native to rain forests of Madagascar
* one of the world's largest silk moths
* only lives for about 4 or 5 days
* endangered
* bred in captivity
* also called Comet moth (Argema mittrei)

Pretty neat huh?
The verse in Proverbs 31 that talks about beauty being fleeting comes to mind...
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