Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A mother's pearls

MothHorizontal Yesterday, as I was talking to Mrs. Bird (nesting on our porch), I noticed this gorgeous moth laying her eggs on the top of our door jamb.  Isn't she beautiful?  I couldn't help but notice how her eggs resemble pearls.

When I see the patterns on the moths and beetles here, I completely understand where the inspiration for the pottery and basket designs of the southwest may have come from.

If anyone knows what kind of moth she is, I'd love to know more about her.


RuthieJ said...

Hi Martie,
That's a beautiful moth. Looks like it's a Painted Tiger Moth. Here's the website link where I found it:

Teresa said...

Gorgeous! Love the photo.