Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mothra Destroys Torrance!

Not only was there a spider in the bathtub this morning (Safely "Gandhi'd" to the patio), but this giant moth was on my front door screen. WOW! This is the kind of moth you see in the northwoods of Wisconsin or something.
Beautiful, but sort of creepy at the same time. Hopefully it is not some sort of alien insect that's going to kill my avocado tree.


D.B. Echo said...

That's a White Lined Sphinx Moth.
It's a Hawkmoth, related to Hummingbird Moths.
Not sure if it eats avocados!

MaryRuth said...

Thanks D.B.! I checked those links and it seems this guy is local and non-destructive. He likes sweet nectar, so is probably hanging around my blossoming citrus trees.