Friday, October 8, 2010

OSWOA - Cecropia on Barn Board

The Cecropia is the largest native North American moth. It belongs to the family of large silk moths known as Saturniidae.

We often find them on the shadowed side of the barn or inside the mow hidden in the darkness during the day.

At night they can be seen flying around the sentinel light at the front of the house or hanging on the window screens.

The Cecropia depicted here is a male. They are easily distinguished from the female by the very large bushy antennae.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $50.00 and sold unframed. SOLD

Now I have to head out to Norwood Fairgrounds to judge the art show. It should be an enjoyable day.