Living Only to Mate

Please enjoy Dwight Roth’s Stunning photos and an amazing story about this beautiful creature.

Roth Poetry


When you hear Living Only to Mate, you might think I am talking about people or animals, but in this case I am referring to the Luna Moth. According to Wikapedia, it goes through several different growth stages. It finally emerging as an adult that has no mouth, does not eat, and lives for about a week and only to mate. Lunas mostly comes out at night, but can be seen during the day.

This beautiful creature was sitting in my grass yesterday. I noticed it as I was walking by. I got my camera and shot a few photos. This one is a male as shown by the straight wing line across the top of its body. I was very excited to see it.

I say poetry is beauty and beauty is poetry… no words needed:





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