Sunday, December 11, 2016

Portable shelter

On a stormy night a week ago, a little moth warmed his feet on my window.

Geometer moth, possibly the Bruce Spanworm, (BugGuide) a winter flier.

It occurred to me, looking at the photo, that those feathery wings must work like a double-layer tent, holding the meager heat from my window around the moth's body. Only the head, with those big, purply eyes, and the two front legs, are exposed to the weather; even the antennae are neatly tucked underneath the wings.

Smart moth.

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