June 21, 2011

An Oomizuao (Actias artemis) moth in Engaku-ji

The "Oomizuao" moon moth (female), which seems to have just hatched out from her cocoon, is staying quietly in the shade to prepare for her maiden flight.

The Japanese name "Oomizuao" of this beautiful moon moth means "great azure."

When the darkness falls, this blue-green moth will rise up into the night sky twinkling like the pale moon to fulfill her own destiny.

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