There was this giant moth outside our backdoor yesterday afternoon. It’s the size of a bird.
I looked it up and it appears to be a Black Witch Moth…
I’ve never seen such a huge insect before. Mom thought it was a bird fluttering about until she saw, nope, it’s a moth.
I was actually supposed to be somewhere else. I never would’ve seen it if I’d not been vomiting yesterday morning.
There apparently very common but I’ve never seen one before.
Today while sitting in my yard, I saw 1, then 2, then so many caterpillars. These yellow green ones, then tiny green ones which were more difficult to spot.
My phone overheated outside, so I got my digital camera.
Then I saw it, the biggest Caterpillar ever! As big as my finger.
They are White Lined Sphinx moth larvae. I had my cat outside with me on a leash (she wasn’t cooperating). I forgot about her as I became obsessed with the bugs. Don’t worry, she was fine eating grass, as well as staring at the street and birds. I saw a small brown spider as well.
It reminded me why I loved yard work. No, really. When my back wasn’t a mess I loved digging, chopping, pulling, I’d Get scratched up and covered with dirt. Great times.
I like nature. Earlier I felt the sun on top of my feet, it was amazing. That’s why I wanted to go outside when I returned home.
Life was perfect in that moment. Insects. Weeds. Sunlight. Cat. Grass. Maybe bring a few inside for a little while. It felt like I was a little kid and all I could think was: I can’t wait to show my mom this giant caterpillar!
The exterior is supposedly 33 but on the inside I have not aged past 5.