Mating moths Picture
Thought you might like a closeup photo of two mating Imperial moths. I have no idea what the spider is doing here – lesson? voyeur? ambitious? They seemed oblivious to its presence, anyway. These two were found on a silver maple tree about 30 miles north of St. Louis, MO, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Thanks for the wonderful site; I discovered it while trying to figure out what the insect is in the second photo. Acts like a large fly, but a bit aggressive when approached too closely. Wish me luck.
Thank you for the wonderful photo. The photo of the mating Imperial Moths we received earlier in the week were of a much shier couple.