A mating pair of Cecropia moths, Hyalophora cecropia. The female is on the right.

What was that Tiger-Skin Rug?

It was a close-up of the abdomen of North America’s largest moth, Hyalophora cecropia. I happened across a mating pair while taking out the garbage the other night, of all things, and spent the next couple hours arranging the above photograph.

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Hyalophora cecropia