Brothers Campfire Miller Time And The Legendary Sphinx

Hello Friends!

As you know from my stories about the Puking Peasant Inn, I am not a fan of alcohol.

In my part of the world, there is another problem….miller moths are everywhere. They are in every conceivable place imaginable.

Yeah, everywhere. One crawled on my clothing today and laughed at me as it plotted my demise. It is going to sneak in my car and jump out at me while I am taking a sharp turn on a bendy highway. Tell me the little guy isn’t sinister.

I was made aware that we had another invader in our yard. The hornworm. They eat vegetables and their leaves. They grow up to be very large moths.

It is blurry due to the cloaking device.

I instructed those at the house to leave it alone until I could identify it. The video below tells me all I need to know.

In all seriousness though, this is an excellent sign. When I moved here several years ago, there were no birds in my trees and the only little creatures in my yard were roly polys, spiders, and ants.

I believe this is from excessive chemical treatment of the lawn. Bug and weed killers take a while to break down and allow life to thrive.

This type of moth is a rare sight where I live and I am glad that an ecosystem is reestablishing itself.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

112 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Miller Time And The Legendary Sphinx

  1. herbthiel says:

    I took a call on a claim one time where the guy was driving an older car, something from the sixties, if I remember, where the vents come directly from outside. He was driving along and opened the vent and the car was full of Miller moths. He couldn’t see and was freaked out and went off the road. It’s funny because the only injury he sustained was to his pride.

          1. Benjamin says:

            🀠πŸ”₯ You don’t need to be sorry! Insects are gross to you! That is ok!

          2. Benjamin says:

            Will you face your distaste and take a picture of an insect?

          3. Benjamin says:

            πŸ™‹πŸ“· πŸœπŸžπŸπŸ›πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œ Teasing you.

          4. pooja rani says:

            I don’t know! not always it’s depend on mood πŸ˜‰ It’s not my mistake . okkkkkkk

          5. Benjamin says:

            Oh! So you do joke…. Sometimes! Whay kind of mood are you in?πŸ™‹

          6. pooja rani says:

            I much talking . If you front of me i don’t talk! I really don’ttalk. I am serious in nature . I have few frnd.

          7. Benjamin says:

            I suppose! Here is a question… What is the best invention in the last 50 years?

          8. Benjamin says:

            You don’t answer technology questions? I am failing today!

          9. Benjamin says:

            Ok! It is starting to get warm! I am thinking about taking the ducks outside.πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯and the goose🐀

          10. Benjamin says:

            We are coming out of winter to spring. Summer vacation starts in spring! Silly isn’t it?

          11. Benjamin says:

            She works from home. She sells clothing and has her own business!

          12. Benjamin says:

            I gave you an Ebay link, friend! You can message her to get a BIG discount.

          13. Benjamin says:

            I see! Just message her on Ebay so she knows who you are when you buy!

          14. pooja rani says:

            Three,four friends were go tour but when they arive at place. single aan arive who?

          15. Benjamin says:

            Ha ha ha ha ! Very good! It is hard to tell jokes to other cultures sometimes! Do you want a joke?

          16. Benjamin says:

            You can pick your friends,
            And you can pick your nose,
            Bit you can’t pick your friend’s nose!

          17. Benjamin says:

            It is a different kind of joke. Do you know what picking your nose is?

          18. Benjamin says:

            It is getting the snot and boogers out of your nose. It is called picking your nose in the US! You can choose your friends and that is picking as well!
            Sometimes the jokes are hard to understand because of this, but it provokes intelligent thought in my opinion!

          19. Benjamin says:

            πŸ‘»I will try not to tease you….. Much🀠πŸ”₯

  2. Omatra7 says:

    My grandmother had a closet that she kept with mothballs lol… she used to tell me so they don’t eat her clothes lol πŸ˜„ … I never saw a moth in her house but whatever… I always remember that with moths

    – on another note… we LOVE Roly Polys ❀️❀️❀️

    1. Benjamin says:

      Ha ha! I guess there is a variety that eats garments, but I do not know what kind.

      Roly polys are cool. They live a long time!

          1. Benjamin says:

            I understand… It is hard to know everything and try to remember it all. Chronic problem for me, and my dad. Must be a Wisconsin thing.

  3. Ishaan Sharma says:

    Why do you want moths in your yard? They are scary…
    Trust me, they eat people πŸ˜°πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

    1. Benjamin says:

      Eww.. I know right! My hope is that all these insects bring things like birds to eat them!


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