So first...the moths. (all information comes from the very informative brochure provided at exhibit)
Moths tend to stay in the shadow out of the sun. Moths have to shiver to generate the heat they need to fly about to search for food and a partner. Moths tend to be more stocky and furry (as opposed to the sleeker butterfly). When at rest, moths keep their wings spread apart.
|These are Cobra Moths which are very large. The male can detect a female several kilometers away|
This is actually a butterly although its colors are "mothlike" and it is active at dusk...which is why it was in the "moth building". We loved it's "eyes" on its wings.
|Blinded Sphinx Moth|
There were so many incredible beauties...you can view them all on my flickr set Montreal: Butterflies Go Free 2012 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/abaesel/sets/72157629257501202/with/6851933458/
Here are a few of my favorites: