Sunday, June 4, 2017

Moth Number Two

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.


  1. Those moths look like they have huge eyes on their wings, OMD!!
    Petcretary has seen those here, but not in a cocoon like you did.
    That is pretty special!

  2. Wow!!! Another beauty...the GW took awesome pictures!!!!

  3. WOW!! what pawsome photos of the moth! How very cool@
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. What an interesting looking moth!

  5. That is very cool that you got to witness the moth's new life outside of his cocoon, Chester!

  6. 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.

    Miss Oswin from Norway

  7. 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!
    loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. 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.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Thanks for sharing the second moth with us. It really is amazing how that whole process works.

    Have a great week, Chester.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. Those moths are amazing! Probably a good thing you didn't play with it.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Wow that is really cool! We never saw the real thing
    Lily & Edward

  12. Wow! That moth looks like she's made of wood. Wood with eyes!! Yikes!

    Love and licks,

  13. 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!!

  14. That is so special to be able to see such a beautiful transformation. ♥

  15. WOW! Those moths are HUGE!! It is pretty amazing how those giant moths fit in those little things!
    xo Chloe

  16. What a beautiful moth. How did you get the cocoons that the moths were in? Did you find them in your yard?

    1. We found the cocoons on the ground under our birch tree in the front yard.