Well she (we were told this was a she) may have after her wings dried. This is Miss Attacus Atlas a very big moth that had just recently emerged from her cocoon when we arrived at the Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Butterfly Wonderland is billed as America’s largest butterfly conservatory and unless you are a little (or big) kid that is afraid of insects or things flying around you and sometimes landing on you – this is a great spot to visit. There were so many of them that one had to be careful where you stepped or sat sometimes.
I will be sharing with you the lovelies that I encountered there and I will be asking for identification of some of them from you experts out there 🙂 This image was shot through glass and I have increased the detail and contrast of it in editing to emphasize the details of the moth.
Atlas hung out to dry.
Laundry day 😉
I’d love this place. I had the pleasure of visiting a temporary butterfly exhibit at the San Diego Zoo quite a few years ago. I felt like a little kid. Loved it!