I found a dying luna moth on the sidewalk.
It was clearly on its way out–its movements were very feeble and its color seemed washed out. It was motionless on the sidewalk outside the store where I was stopping to get cat food,but moved its antennae when I picked it up.
As I will often do when I see any large, attention-getting insect out in harm’s way, I quickly scooped it up before some ass or their kid stomped on it. I took it over to some bushes behind the store, far out of range of where the employees take their smoke breaks, and set it gently under a bush.