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Description:

My students found this big guy back in December 2015. It's now March 2016 and it still has not come out of the cocoon.

Notes:

I've kept it inside of my classroom the entire time, perhaps I should have been keeping it outside?

1 Species ID Suggestions

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago
Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus polyphemus moth - Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer)


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2 Comments

Oh my, how awesome!! I'm glad to hear there is still hope. My students have been worrying that it died.

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago

It takes silk moths caterpillars a long time to become moths. It should come out in the next couple months. If it is a female, you may be able to put her outside in a cage to attract a male to mate with and get eggs and be able to see the entire life cycle. Check out the link I used for reference for more information. Best of luck!

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2016
Submitted on Mar 17, 2016

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