(Originally posted on 9-20-2009)
I spotted the first of two Luna Moths in broad daylight on September 15 2009 at the convenience store just west of the bridge at Black Rock. I had run into the store to use the bathroom and came back out. I already had my car door open and one leg in when it caught my eye, stuck to the wall about a foot above the ground. I froze for a minute in mid movement. Re-adjusted myself and grabbed my camera. Half expecting it to fly away before I could capture it on film I approached slowly and snapped several pictures the closer I got.
Satisfied with my photos I stood gazing at it for a few minutes and glanced around to see if there was anything else of interest since I had the camera out. Looking up I caught sight of the second one high on the same wall. So I photographed it also. Neither one of them budged.
I was overwhelmed with the desire to capture the lower of the two but choose to leave it where it rested. This is the second time I have seen Luna Moths in daylight.