Yesterday, a few hours after I put the Polyphemus moth on the cherry tree, I went back to look for her.
It took me a while to find her even though she was just a few inches from where I left her. Now she had her wings folded up and blended in so well, I doubt even a bird would see her.
Today I looked for her a few times but wasn’t able to find her. Perhaps she moved even further up the tree or found a better place to lay her eggs.
Or maybe she was right in front of me and I just couldn’t see her.