Hi, Mr. Nature here, with a critter I’d never heard of before today–the Owl Moth. My friend Susan saw one on her porch last night.
Owl moths are native to eastern North America and also found in Asia and Australia. It’s kind of a rare thing to spot one. The one in the photo is probably the wrong species, but they’re all pretty much the same. It’s the big eye-spots that make it look like an owl staring at you–especially if you’re out at night with just a flashlight.
As Rev. D. James Kennedy used to say, “Ain’t chance grand?”
These striking moths are as God created them. God’s stuff, as we say.