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It has been so rainy and cool, we've taken to observing the greenery from here~

Not that Banshee ever got out anyway, she too cuckoo outside.

Remember this big egg thingy from a few weeks ago?

Well guess what came out? Not a dinosaur or a body snatcher.

It was a Cecropia moth! The largest moth in North America!
Isn't she a beauty?

You can get the scoop and more pics over at the PM's new blog, Verdant Wilds!

For more green fun check out The Society of Feline Gardeners!

37 comments:

Kea said...

OMC, that moth looks bigger than some birds! Wow!!!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

CRUNCHY MOTH!!!! Get it!! Get it!!

Purrfect Haven said...

that moth is beautiful - so large too. Great shot. Love Darcy and Bingley

the casbah kitten said...

How beautiful!

--the Momma

It's SCAIRY!

--Alice

Moth, the other white meat.

--jane

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

It is beautiful... but my Mummy is a bit scared.

The Monkeys said...

We love moths, the bigger the better! Our Mom was shuddering though...

The Island Cats said...

All we can say is WOW!!

AFSS said...

What a beautiful Moth.

Rainy and muggy here, so we are stuck inside too.

Daisy said...

Oh goodness, that moth is beautiful and amazing (and a little bit skerry)!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We know our Mum would shriek and run away if she saw that moth coming towards her - the great wuss that she is!! However we would love to try and catch it.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! That moth is AWESOME!

SuziQCat said...

That moth is ENORMOUS!! I think I'd be afraid of something that big...but she is pretty.

Busby and Raymond said...

That is a gorgeous moth. My Mom says she hasn't seen one of those in years.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That moth is GORGEOUS!!! Mom LOVES moths! She's never seen one of them before! Thanks for sharing and also, was happy to know it wasn't Body Snatchers!

Jacqueline said...

WOW...That moth is huge and beautiful; we had no idea they could be so big!...What an awesome sight to emerge from that creepy nest=did you guys know what to expect?...Have a great day sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

CCL Wendy said...

Wow! For a moth, it certainly is beautiful. Usually moths are rather nondescript. I think I'm a little afraid of it, though. It's huge!

Hope you two enjoy sniffing all the fresh air you can get!

meemsnyc said...

Oh my goodness! That is quite a moth!

Simba said...

What an amazing moth!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

What a gorgeous moth! And I bet it is tasty too - in fact that looks like a whole Moth Meal!

Katnip Lounge said...

That is FANTASTIC! Mommy was majorly weirded out about the egg sac thingy...but look what came out!

May Ling is chittering...she doesn't realize that moth is almost as big as she is!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

INKHREDIBLE!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Junior and Orion said...

That looks like a great spot to view the world from!

That moth is huge!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Wow! That moth would be big enough for both of us. We like it when the big moths come into the kitchen at night in the summer. We wake mum up charging around after them.

Cory said...

What a beautiful moth! I still think I'd like to eat it...but there might be leftovers!

Pee Ess...we stopped by your mom's blog and we love it! My mom and dad started one back in January, but they got lazy maintaining it. At least they have their priorities straight. My blog comes first!!

xoxo Cory

A few Good Cats said...

Wow, we'd never seen that kind of moth before. It's so neat you got to to see it develop from a cocoon and metamorphosis into a moth.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That is the most amazingly beautiful moth! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ariel said...

"Oh My" my mom said she'd faint if she ever saw a moth that size...She's a chicken :)

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Well it's pretty and icky at the same time!

AttieCattie said...

erm... can i chase it? maybe it eat?

Grrreta said...

That egg thingy is very scary looking. It would have been really cool if it hatched a dinosaur, but that ginormous moth is pretty amazing too. Wow!

Fin said...

It looks as big as a hawk!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Wowee kazowie!!!! I haz nevfur seen dis ting beefore. I wondrerz if it tastez like chix-hen????
Tank you fur stoppin' by & leefun encouragin' wordz fur da dadee.
He lovez da CB & wantsez da momee to types fur us so he can laff. We'll see, but I can'ts hold my brethez.
I love you,
Dr Tweety

MoMo said...

Beautiful moth! We only have boring grey ones here.

Watching the yard by from the window is all that I am doing too. Far too wet to go outside.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

How did that toy, uh, I mean, moth come out of there? It is very pretty!
--JB

Ariel said...

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The Crew said...

Now THAT was exciting!

Kitty Stampede said...

they are huge moths!!! and lovely. don't touch it though, it will turn to dust. >.<

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