August 5, 2010

Cecropia Silk Moth

August 3, 2010

I was walking in the apple orchard the other day and came across this strange creature. It turns out that this fat caterpillar, as large as my thumb, is Hyalophora cecropia.

Hyalophora cecropia

One strange fact that I found out about it is that once it turns into a beautiful moth it no longer eats. No wonder it has to fatten up now!

Hyalophora cecropia

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