Tay brought this beautiful lunar moth in so I could see it. We're pretty sure it's a female based on it's markings. I'm not sure if it was hurt or maybe stunned itself running into something outside, but it could not fly away. After showing it to me, Tay took it back outside and later in the day it had made it's way to the side of the house. Later still, it was gone, so hopefully it was okay.
We actually got to watch one of these moths change from a caterpillar to the moth one year. We happened to find the caterpillar outside, put it in a cage with some leaves and watched it make it's cocoon and then finally hatch after what seemed an incredibly long time.
|Kenzie with hatched moth 7/22/2004. Wow that was a long time ago!|