Friday, August 15, 2008

The world's biggest moth?

My friend Jake caught this monster moth in Crestwood, Illinois, in August, 2008. His daughter, age 8, is holding it. This has got to be the most ginourmous insect we've ever seen! Does anyone know what this is? Here's another look ... Yes, yes, we let it go after pictures were taken. Photos: Julie Corsi


Joey and Maggie said...

It sure is beautiful!!!

Cary said...

Ceanothus silkmoth. We used to call these "sequoia moths" when I was in grade school, but this looks to be the scientific term. Also called "Hawk Moths"

Julie said...

Thanks, Cary!
It's good to know what it is.