Green Marvel Moth:
Tiny Beauty

By William T. Hathaway

Green Marvel Moth (Agriopodes fallax)

Although somewhat blurred, this Green Marvel Moth image shows the colors and markings to be remarkable. This species is one of the tiny “porch light” moths that are often looked upon as splotches that soil the nearby wall. Only the young-at-heart, whose curiosity must be satisfied, can reap the surprising benefits as they investigate whatever.

In this case a combination of color and design arouses wonderment; how come small creatures can horbor such hidden beauty — and to what purpose?

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