Silk moths like to grab anything that comes their way and then they don't let go. But they have no mouth parts to eat or bite. They live only to mate. (They eat a lot when they are caterpillars.) And they live only a few days to a week. Female Promethea silkmoth. 3 1/2 inch wingspan. Found naturally in some low trees lawn/open woodlands border. A few hour newly emerged. (Again, holding with my left hand and taking a photo with my right is very tricky.)

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