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It’s a boy!!!

I still have another Cecropia moth cocoon. We’ll see if he gets a girlfriend (they’re probably siblings…)

February 26, 2019

She’s here and she’s beautiful!

I love her!!!! If you have not had the honor of meeting a Cecropia moth, they do this little gryration dance… constantly.

Ugh yes perfect

February 27, 2019

Moth Drama Update

Evening y’all. I’m home (finally), and was expecting to arrive to some thoroughly indecent behavior. Instead, they are just, next to each other?

My face for scale

I took the enclosure outside, thinking I could hang it up, maybe attract some more suitable gentlemen for my lovely lady to mate with, but instead they both started vibrating like they wanted to take off. When the male started flopping around I came back inside (I really don’t want them to tear up their wings!!). They settled back down right away.

For a while it looked like a dance of seduction, and I opened the door and readied the camera for action, and the male almost flew out into the house.

I might just hang them up out front anyway. It’s not supposed to get too cold tonight, but will drop to freezing in a few days. Stupid weather is ruining everything!

February 27, 2019

Success!

Seems the male needed the wind to blow the female’s pheromones around to help him find her (????) and we are very much in business.

I … don’t know what I will do if the eggs are fertile… I have two of their host plants, but not enough to support ONE caterpillar let alone a hundred. The butterfly forum might be about to get lucky…

February 28, 2019 (3 am)

Okay, back to these guys!

They stopped mating long enough for the female to cover the enclosure in these things:

And the male started flopping and shredding his wings, so I put them in the garage (it’s cold out!) to settle him down, and I guess it made them amorous again because they are back to mating!

I got wrangled into helping out with the Biodiversity Collection’s outreach tables for ExploreUT tomorrow, so I’ll be bringing them, and kids of all ages can witness the miracle of reproduction, moth style (last year I ended up showing off stick insect group love sessions, much to the delight of the parents, haaaa!!).

The female is still super fat. They lay 100+ eggs in my experience. Eeep!!!

March 1, 2019

nanonaturalist: nanonaturalist: nanonaturali…

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

It’s a boy!!!

I still have another Cecropia moth cocoon. We’ll see if he gets a girlfriend (they’re probably siblings…)

February 26, 2019

She’s here and she’s beautiful!

I love her!!!! If you have not had the honor of meeting a Cecropia moth, they do this little gryration dance… constantly.

Ugh yes perfect

February 27, 2019

Moth Drama Update

Evening y’all. I’m home (finally), and was expecting to arrive to some thoroughly indecent behavior. Instead, they are just, next to each other?

My face for scale

I took the enclosure outside, thinking I could hang it up, maybe attract some more suitable gentlemen for my lovely lady to mate with, but instead they both started vibrating like they wanted to take off. When the male started flopping around I came back inside (I really don’t want them to tear up their wings!!). They settled back down right away.

For a while it looked like a dance of seduction, and I opened the door and readied the camera for action, and the male almost flew out into the house.

I might just hang them up out front anyway. It’s not supposed to get too cold tonight, but will drop to freezing in a few days. Stupid weather is ruining everything!

February 27, 2019

Success!

Seems the male needed the wind to blow the female’s pheromones around to help him find her (????) and we are very much in business.

I … don’t know what I will do if the eggs are fertile… I have two of their host plants, but not enough to support ONE caterpillar let alone a hundred. The butterfly forum might about to get lucky…

February 28, 2019 (3 am)

nanonaturalist: nanonaturalist: It’s a boy!…

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

It’s a boy!!!

I still have another Cecropia moth cocoon. We’ll see if he gets a girlfriend (they’re probably siblings…)

February 26, 2019

She’s here and she’s beautiful!

I love her!!!! If you have not had the honor of meeting a Cecropia moth, they do this little gryration dance… constantly.

Ugh yes perfect

February 27, 2019

Moth Drama Update

Evening y’all. I’m home (finally), and was expecting to arrive to some thoroughly indecent behavior. Instead, they are just, next to each other?

My face for scale

I took the enclosure outside, thinking I could hang it up, maybe attract some more suitable gentlemen for my lovely lady to mate with, but instead they both started vibrating like they wanted to take off. When the male started flopping around I came back inside (I really don’t want them to tear up their wings!!). They settled back down right away.

For a while it looked like a dance of seduction, and I opened the door and readied the camera for action, and the male almost flew out into the house.

I might just hang them up out front anyway. It’s not supposed to get too cold tonight, but will drop to freezing in a few days. Stupid weather is ruining everything!

February 27, 2019

nanonaturalist: It’s a boy!!! I still have a…

nanonaturalist:

It’s a boy!!!

I still have another Cecropia moth cocoon. We’ll see if he gets a girlfriend (they’re probably siblings…)

February 26, 2019

She’s here and she’s beautiful!

I love her!!!! If you have not had the honor of meeting a Cecropia moth, they do this little gryration dance… constantly.

Ugh yes perfect

February 27, 2019

It’s a boy!!! I still have another Cecropia m…

It’s a boy!!!

I still have another Cecropia moth cocoon. We’ll see if he gets a girlfriend (they’re probably siblings…)

February 26, 2019