If you don’t know about this already, then brace yourself. It’s time for the Crazy Insect Challenge! Tanvi and I have started a challenge where we post a picture of an insect less than 5 cm. We give WAY too much attention to the BIG things. It’s time to go- small, tiny and insect-astic!
Last Sunday, Tanvi posted a beautiful picture of the Common Wasp Moth. Sticking to the theme of moths, here is the Triangular stripe moth (Chalciope mygdon):
This isn’t a stunning moth. No bright colours. No intricate patters. Its simple light and dark brown wings with white stripes offers a different visual experience. It blends in so well with its surroundings, the green of the leaves and brown of the grass. Sometimes its the simplicity that is beautiful.
You need a good eye to spot little things in the wild. Open your eyes and look. Open your ears and listen. Feel the wind play with your hair and feel the earth under your feet. You may just see something new.