Praise – The Moth

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
~ Colossians 1:16

Moth 1

Yesterday, after a Saturday outing, we opened our front door and almost stepped on a beautiful moth in the entryway of our home.

moth 2

I didn’t want to damage the delicate creature by picking it up with my hands, so I coaxed it onto a piece of paper. Before it flew away I couldn’t resist taking a few photographs with my camera. I’m so glad I did. My eyes, even with magnifying glasses, couldn’t make out the  wonderful detail of the moth’s features. Examples of God’s handiwork, such as this beautiful moth, with its ‘feathers,’ and sweet face, never fail to fill me with praise. Hallelujah!

moth 3 (2)

As I worked toward identifying the moth I came across the terrific site of Discover Life. By filling in a questionnaire on various characteristics of my moth, I was able to narrow the search down to two types of moths: Lomographa vestaliata and Spilosoma congrea. On further Google searches, I was able to rule out the Lomographa vestaliata, and say with surety my moth was a Spilosoma congrea, better known as an Agreeable Tiger Moth.

moth 4

15 thoughts on “Praise – The Moth

  1. well your photos ar stunning – nice close ups – whew –
    and we had a moth fly in the door last week and one of the guests and I were startled and then instantly said- – “it’s so pretty”- and it was truly nice – a gray and orange – – nothing like your tiger moth – and thanks for the link to the site – this is good recourse – peace

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    1. You are right. I don’t think this is a destructive moth, but we have them in the area. The Gypsy moth can destroy a forest, and tent caterpillars are even now, in my area, defoliating some of the trees.

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        1. Yes, it is beautiful. I thank you for the comment, it gave me an idea for tomorrow’s post. Since I have had ‘bad’ moths infest my kitchen pantry and ruin anything not airtight, and I also had one wool sweater eaten by moths, I am going to post about the ‘flip’ side of moths…or the good the bad and the downright ugly side of moths. Thanks Susie, you are always inspiring. πŸ˜€

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