This Thursday’s Child—Such Variety

This moth was so willing to be photographed that it stayed on the door even when I stepped outside to capture the pattern on its wings. I haven’t had much success looking up its species. The chestnut brown is a rich color, particularly set off as it is with the white line.

Literary character Elnora Comstock might have gone out with a lantern to attract the Yellow Emperors she collected, but this looks more to me like it might be one of the many varieties of a sphinx moth.

I don’t have room for physical collections now, but in digital form, I’ll keep this one around for a while.