Is it just me or do the moths seem to be out in full force this Spring? Maybe it was the mild winter we had or all the rain, but I've been seeing a ton of them around the garden. When I first noticed this gorgeous pink month I thought it was part of the pincushion bloom. Upon closer inspection, I was amazed when I realized it was a tiny pink moth. I've seen plenty of moths before, but never a pink one. After some research, I was able to identify this moth as a Southern Crimson Moth. Seems they prefer Salvias and Sages.
This pink and orange moth is a Southern Purple Mint moth. Well, it was located pretty close to a pot of mint.
I couldn't resist showing you another picture of a Polyphemus moth I found in my garden a couple of years ago.