Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Corralitas Drive: Really Big Eyes On A Really Big Moth

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 13, 2013.  Gigantic eyes, spiky legs, muscular shoulders, it's almost a MOTHRA!  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
It's a White Lined Sphinx Moth, a common species in the Los Angeles Basin according to the LA County Natural History Museum (NHM).  NHM is inviting the public to submit photos of wildlife, birds, reptiles & insects they find in their backyards & neighborhoods for an ongoing survey of Los Angeles urban wildlife & exhibit opening June 8 at NHM in Exposition Park.  
Submit your photos to the NHM "LA Nature Map:" iNaturalist.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 13, 2013.  A neighbor called me to shoot photos when the 3" Mothra paid a visit yesterday morning. 
We've written about White Lined Sphinx Moths in the past.  Read more.

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