Hi everyone… last night I had a strange encounter with 2 different moths.
The Salle des Fetes windows and doors were open and the light was attracting all sorts of night-fliers.
One was brilliant yellow/white with lots of other colours. It was so pretty, that I thought it was an artificial decoration (from the wedding party last week). I went to put it away and it flew upwards and settled on my head. I moved gently towards the door and once outside, a friend wafted the moth up and away…
Nearer 2am… the last of us were all set to leave and I went to collect my wrap. Perched on it was a really large greyish/brownish moth with a thick multi-coloured body. It was not far off the length of my hand in its closed position. Darn nuisance not to have my camera. Anyway, that moth did not want to leave me. I did not want to damage it and took quite a while to gently coax it into the flowerbed…
As it opened its wings, it was possible to see the highly coloured body and also appreciate the size of its wings.
We have all sorts of night-fliers here, but the ones I saw last night were totally different from the usual visitors. One because of its bright colouring and the other because of its extra-large size… (I was thinking hawkmoth, but it was much bigger).
Anyway, have any of you had unexpected visitors these past few days ??