Tuesday, July 21, 2009

World Awaits Physical Evidence of Gigantic, Dazzling Moth

The NBIL recently saw "a hand-sized moth fluttering around the flood lights of [the] apartment parking lot (as moths tend to do)," according to a recent email. "It was all white (the color of fresh button mushrooms) and had long, flowing wings," the email continues. "I wanted to take a picture, but it flew out of sight before I could get the camera, and I haven't had any luck identifying it from pictures I've found online. It was the prettiest moth I've ever seen." Beauty is elusive, NBIL! But "hand-sized" - that's a very evocative description of a moth. "Fresh button mushrooms": also good.