Friday, June 10, 2016

Trump Moths

In the pucker here in southern Maine, the outside critters pretty much do as they please.  Fur bearing, six legged, slimy or ones with wings have a paradise in which to exist.  Sure we locals of the human kind interrupt their rustic existence with roads, homes and gardens.  Rather than endanger the critters who live outside, we seem to offer them easy pickins that add comfort and guaranteed streams of sustenance.  It's as if  our homes and gardens are like McDonalds, fast and easy with drive by windows of opportunities.

Offsetting the constant battle to retain supremacy of the lands we have chopped out of the woods, is the beauty that pops in and then out on a daily basis.  Birds, fur bearing critters, and our outrageous numbers of Moths, Dragonflies, and Beetles all add a smile on my face whenever I happen upon one of them dressed up like they were headed out to party.

The moth above is fairly common around here.  I see them often.  Don't know what their scientific nerd name is, but I have decided to call them "Trump Moths" from here on out.  While most moths seem to mind their own business, some will eat the clothes off your back if you give them a chance.  I am guessing this moth is one of them.  Seduce me with his golden locks and pursed lips and the next thing you know, that last sweater Aunt Helen knitted me is history.

Happy Trails ............................................................


yellowdoggranny said...

does it hate Mexicans?
we have fleas, ticks, chiggers and skeeters the size of hummingbirds..

Unknown said...

That moth is going to make America great again.

You should get it a red hat.

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful moth, certainly more lovely to look at than that insane Trump fella. I couldn't resist ID-ing it for you. It's a Dryocampus rubicunda, a Rosy Maple Moth.

Ol'Buzzard said...

We freak out about the damage to trees and other plant life by invasive moths, yet we are the most environmentally destructive animal on the earth.
the Ol'Buzzard