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October 5, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Hold on to what you’ve got

Moth among irises. (Image ©. copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Striking Banded Sphinx Moth spotted drinking inconspicuously among irises. (© Image)

One doesn’t ask a Lady

Dressed in velvet

Venturing out early

Hydrating before the night scene

Or trying to sober up from last night’s nectar?

Nothing like a designer’s masquerade for cover

 Life being what it is

Distant view of Banded Sphinx Moth among irises. (© Image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Wait! Wait! They said there refreshments were available on the runway. Oh we were hoping that security would keep back fans and paparazzis. (© Image)

Large Banded Sphinx Moth hanging onto iris blades irises. (© Image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

No, I am not exhausted and wobbly. Moth Pilates. Important to stretch during flight breaks – like hanging on  monkey bars to make the spine feel better. Restful and restorative. (© Image)

Banded Sphinx Moth enjoying water drops on irises. (© Image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Ah, refreshing. Grateful for the water, but not to the point of showing my pink underwing petticoat beneath the outer ruffles. (© Image)

Side view of Banded Sphinx Moth among irises. (© Image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Prepared for take-off and resumption of flight. Will have to remember this rest stop. Exit stage left. (© Image)

Banded Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha fasciatus).

An unexpected visitor

Some still dress up for flights

Luckily the ground crew’s attire was overlooked as service was good.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

 

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  1. shoreacres / Oct 5 2020 6:49 am

    Oh, my gosh! I have moth envy! Lucky you, to have such an elegant visitor. Of course, now I’m going to have Bon Jovi playing in my head all day, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 5 2020 7:44 am

      I guess it’s the dry weather that Brough that one out during daylight hours. I had just finished a lite sprinkling of a few plants when I came back by to maybe and spotted that moth. Not only finely dressed but so big. As amazing as seeing Puff the Magic Dragon napping in your backyard? HAHA
      Thanks for fluttering by

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Oct 5 2020 7:59 am

    I’ve never seen a moth like that. My cats think they are tasty!

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  3. pensitivity101 / Oct 5 2020 9:05 am

    What a beautiful insect.

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  4. Anne Mehrling / Oct 5 2020 9:25 am

    That’s a beautiful moth. I loved your storyline.

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  5. marina kanavaki / Oct 5 2020 9:37 am

    She looks gorgeous!
    Happy Monday and week ahead!

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  6. sustainabilitea / Oct 5 2020 4:05 pm

    Pretty snazzy duds on that moth!

    janet

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