November 20, 2012 by jiejie768
Currently, the “mariposas de noche” (night moths or butterflies) are invading Ayacucho. This is the first time we’d seen a live one (we saw a few dead ones on the sidewalk during the day last week). They are truly enormous moths. This photo doesn’t do it justice at all, as it was taken in the dark, through a window. Sorry, I was not letting that thing in my house. I don’t like moths. They are shifty (Hi Annette!). Here’s a much better photo I found on another blog via google:
They are about the side of my hand when their wings are all spread out and they make enough noise that we could hear it flying outside of our (admittedly very thin) window.