The Lyman Cecropia

Monday, September 10, 2013
A second larva is found!
He (she) is still there: still holding on after a fierce wind storm.
It seems as though the coloration may be slightly less intense.

Perri, caterpillar-sitting for the week,  found a second caterpillar nearby on the same bush.

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Photo of adult cecropia moth from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The wing span of the moth may be as great as six inches or more.



A very detailed description of the life cycle of the Cecropia Moth (with photos of the various life stages) may be found here (eggs and larvae) and here