Friday, July 24, 2015

Larvae of Ainsworth: Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Found this thing when I was pruning the privet hedge. The red knobs are at its front end.

Cecropia 1
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It will grow up to be a large night-flying moth of a kind I think I have seen once or twice in my life.

Cecropia 2

While researching this critter, I came across this photo-essay by someone who raised some Cecropia caterpillars to maturity.

1 comment:

Eva said...

This is awesome - loved that photo essay!