blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecatus)
Light tan stick covered in thorns.
Bloom in March during Lent. Not indigenous to TN.
Frequently found on property.
Found it's way into my apartment somehow.
I saw a large bunch of tulips in my neighborhood tonight. They were bright in color: yellows, purples, and pinks. They are in season right now (spring) and are rare in the winter time.
Several individuals seen in the Butterfly Meadow flying and nectaring on white asters.