Oh yes, it was quite a surprise to find this huge moth with a 6" wingspan at the gas pump in the afternoon.
We find Polyphemus moths quite often at our moth light in the early morning, a bright light with a white sheet underneath it. Moths are attracted to light and the white sheet reflects the light, creating a huge white glow. We are able to photograph these beauties by picking them up off the sheet, placing them on a piece of bark, and taking a picture. Then we can allow them to fly away again.
I placed her in a brown paper bag for a few hours, she laid some eggs, and I could release her to finish laying eggs in nature. I could then raise some moths from the eggs she laid.
An opportunity to exercise patience
An opportunity to exercise self-control
An opportunity to control my tongue (fingers on the keyboard)
The opportunity to pray for others who would not expect me to pray for them and who I wouldn't, in my human self, think to pray for ...