Last summer we found a big ol' caterpillar hanging around our garden. Unexpectedly, with in the hour we had our caterpillar in it's newly made cocoon. So winter passed and spring came along. I was checking it non stop everyday this spring because our bug bottle is quite small and I didn't want our new luna moth to die! I thought our moth might be a dud because it wasn't hatching! Lo and behold a few days ago we had a large green moth hanging at the top of the bug bottle! I was running around shouting because I was so excited! I waited so long. He was stunning!
I even got this guy to model with some products so you'll be seeing this one a few more times in future posts ;] Don't worry I was extra, extra, careful handling him. He dried out pretty quickly. Apparently luna moths only live about a week after hatching to find their mates (we need more baby lunar moth caterpillars!) so we had to let him go that night!
This guy made my day and made the long wait worth it :]
|Letting him go! Night photo|
TGIF! Have a lovely weekend! Questions, comments, and advice welcome!