To get an idea of its size, here it is in my 4 year-old's hand.
I was only able to get decent photos of one moth. They were both females, which usually means they're pretty mellow, but one of them was just antsy beyond belief and I put her back in the enclosure as not to stress her out or wear her out. I wanted to get a good shot of the underside. You can tell it's a female due to the large abdomen and the skinny antennae.
The last photo is my favorite, it really shows how incredibly beautiful this creature is! She had a wing span of about 4-ish inches and she was magnificently colored! I mean really, look at how black the black is and how vibrant the pinks are!
As always, I feel so lucky to have spent some time with these amazing moths. After we took some photos and each of the kids got to check them out, we took them out front to the maple tree to release them. Usually the females don't fly too much as they are so heavy with eggs, but in the time I came back inside to grab the flashlight and the camera, they had both flown off. I guess our accommodations weren't up to their standards! So I wished them good luck in finding handsome boys and laying healthy eggs!
Now we wait for the last 3 moths. We're really looking forward to the cecropia as it will have at least a 6" wingspan! We can't wait!