Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Remember this mothing post?

That night we had multiple Luna Moths visit. We captured several. And we put then in an enclosure. And they got busy. As a result we have over fifty cocoons.

And last night, for unknown reasons, I couldn't sleep. And around 2:30 AM I was wandering about the house. And I discovered that two Luna Moths had emerged from their cocoons.

Two became five by the time I finished work.

So of course we took some pictures.

All five seemed to be males, which is to be expected as males emerge several days before females. Luna Moths have no mouth parts and do not eat. They exist for one reason and one reason only. To make more Luna Moths.  Thus those males will be looking for females.

And they are looking for them about our home woods. We set all five free this evening. And we look forward to releasing many more.

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