This Spanish moon moth is flaunting his good looks in the handful of days he has left to live. Unable to eat after emerging from his cocoon, the adult devotes all of his remaining time and energy to reproduction.
After talking with tdino a bit about Spain and all the shit going on from the 1300-1500s (reconquista, spanish inquisition, civil war, etc), we briefly talked about Queen Isabella. Queen Isabella and her husband, King Ferdinand, led the final leg of the Reconquista and sponsored Columbus’ voyage to the New World. (led to the deaths of lots of innocent people)(souls for the Madama?
African Moon moth has a very similar appearance to the Madagascar Moon
moth, but smaller, measuring up to 5.5 inches from head to tail. There
are many different species of ‘Moon moth’ from the genus Actias in the
Americas and Asia, Argema a genus native to Africa, and Graellsia
isabellae, more commonly known as the Spanish Moon moth, from Spain and