Some time ago I encountered something wonderful and lovely on my hollyhocks:
This fellow was rather large, about the size of my palm (though I have small hands, so think 4 inches long and 3 inches tall). After some deduction I believe to have determined it to be a lime hawk moth, and luckily not another beauty of nature that wants to eat my plants. The moth hung around for a few days on the hollyhock, causing no damage that I could see of before deciding to make its departure.
This picture reminds me that I am utterly guilty of not posting more pics of my garden and I will be more vigilant of doing so from now on. As a matter of fact, this weekend I shall go on a pic posting spree!
For now, feel free to check out my defunct Flickr account: