Jan 26, 2012

Remember the Luna-See??

Back in September we found a large, green caterpillar which we mistakenly labeled a luna moth caterpillar. (See Luna See )  We have luna moths around here and they are big and green as caterpillars.
Here is a picture of a luna moth.  Very pretty, I think.
Well, today was the day that the caterpillar turned into a moth and look--

Here it is fresh out of the cocoon.  It's a polyphemus silk moth!!It's beautiful.

Very friendly little guy.  Actually, I'm not sure if it's male or female.  I did a little research and found that they don't eat anything in this stage.  They only live a few days to mate and then they die.

We're just enjoying him while he lasts.  He wasn't supposed to emerge until spring.  He's a bit early.  God's creatures are so fascinating.


1 comment:

Blackberry brambles said...

That is a pretty moth,I would let it run about the house til his time is up.... lol too cute. Thank you for your visit to my blog, I am going to have to organize me.. ha..

Jan 26, 2012

Remember the Luna-See??

Back in September we found a large, green caterpillar which we mistakenly labeled a luna moth caterpillar. (See Luna See )  We have luna moths around here and they are big and green as caterpillars.
Here is a picture of a luna moth.  Very pretty, I think.
Well, today was the day that the caterpillar turned into a moth and look--

Here it is fresh out of the cocoon.  It's a polyphemus silk moth!!It's beautiful.

Very friendly little guy.  Actually, I'm not sure if it's male or female.  I did a little research and found that they don't eat anything in this stage.  They only live a few days to mate and then they die.

We're just enjoying him while he lasts.  He wasn't supposed to emerge until spring.  He's a bit early.  God's creatures are so fascinating.


1 comment:

Blackberry brambles said...

That is a pretty moth,I would let it run about the house til his time is up.... lol too cute. Thank you for your visit to my blog, I am going to have to organize me.. ha..