African Moon Moth (Argema mimosea)

The Argema mimosea, commonly known as the African Moon Moth, is found in East and Southern Africa. This wonderful looking moth was photographed in the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House near Saint Louis, Missouri. I was so fascinated by the unexpected appearance of this moth, I neglected to capture its entire long, drooping back wings. Next time I am back there I will try to get the entire moth in the frame. But it still is a wonderful and fascinating species to admire for its unusual shape and coloring.