Monday, June 14, 2010
I'm joining in on Tuesday's Show & Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures. If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being a great hostess!
The Cecropia Moth is very unique looking from the time it begins life, to the time it emerges from its cocoon.
Some years ago a friend of mine found the unique worm - it was all be-jeweled and so interesting. She placed it in a jar along with maple leaves she found it near. It spun this hairy huge cocoon, and she and her young daughters waited for it to emerge, to see exactly what kind of butterfly might appear!
Instead of a butterfly, out popped a moth, of such large proportions - nearly unbelieveable! Even though it was not a butterfly, they could not be disappointed. It was stunningly beautiful, and its' wingspan was about 6 inches!
I am posting a couple of photos from a site called wormspit.com. Go THERE to see more photos and read about this amazing silk moth! You will be amazed at how this creature begins its life!
Silentlyl Spinning -