Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
Yesterday, in the late afternoon, the second cocoon finally hatched!
It's another polyphemus, or cyclops moth. We think it's a female this time because the antennae are smaller than the last moth.
|Here's the first moth from 2 weeks ago.|
|Notice how the wing spots are clear.|
|It's amazing how this big, fat moth fit inside that small cocoon!|
|I wanted to play with the moth. But I was only allowed to look at it.|
This evening, ghostwriter put the moth in front of the open window. Finally, it flew away.
We are honored to have had the chance to see not one, but two of these beautiful moths up close.
What more can I say? Here are some more pictures:
Good night everyone.
Those moths look like they have huge eyes on their wings, OMD!!ReplyDelete
Petcretary has seen those here, but not in a cocoon like you did.
That is pretty special!
Wow!!! Another beauty...the GW took awesome pictures!!!!ReplyDelete
WOW!! what pawsome photos of the moth! How very cool@ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
What an interesting looking moth!ReplyDelete
That is very cool that you got to witness the moth's new life outside of his cocoon, Chester!ReplyDelete
Those are some big moths! They look like birds. I can catch birdies. And play with them. Hm, Mara says that's not allowed. Hm.ReplyDelete
Miss Oswin from Norway
My darling Chester, you have grown the most beautiful of Mofties...just look at the amazing colours! Lets hope she can fly off and find Mr Moftie and make lots more!ReplyDelete
loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Chester I can see that you share of love of beautiful winged things with your beloved Princess Leah. They are absolutely gorgeous. Nature is full of the most amazing things if we open our eyes. Thank you and GW and Dad for sharing this with us. We have never seen anything like this.ReplyDelete
Hugs madi your bfff
Thanks for sharing the second moth with us. It really is amazing how that whole process works.ReplyDelete
Have a great week, Chester.
Woos - Lightning and Misty
Those moths are amazing! Probably a good thing you didn't play with it.ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
Wow that is really cool! We never saw the real thingReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Wow! That moth looks like she's made of wood. Wood with eyes!! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Love and licks,
That is one humongous moth!! It's furry impressive, but my mommy says if anything that big evfur got inside our house she would toadally freeeeeeeeeeek out!!!!! BOL!!ReplyDelete
That is so special to be able to see such a beautiful transformation. ♥ReplyDelete
WOW! Those moths are HUGE!! It is pretty amazing how those giant moths fit in those little things!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful moth. How did you get the cocoons that the moths were in? Did you find them in your yard?ReplyDelete
We found the cocoons on the ground under our birch tree in the front yard.Delete