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Author: Jenny

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I don’t always get the chance to work oh graphic design so I always get excited at the chance 🙂 Chiroptera Panopticon is the name of my friend’s Roller Hockey team. […] The Musical is an up and coming podcast where two dramaturgs take a piece of media (books, movies, articles, historical figures etc) and discussing how we would adapt them into stage musicals.

Moths Part Three

Moths Part Three

This time I’m going to post about two separate species! Actias Luna (Luna moth) and Actias Dubernardi (Chinese Moon Moth.)

These two moths are part of the same family so they have a lot of things in common. Both are silk moths and have beautiful tails on their lower set of wings. The Actias family is very big and there are moths all over the world that belong to it. Most Actias moths create a cocoon out of a mixture of silk and leaves at the base of a tree just before the cold months. Sometimes you can find them when you’re raking leaves!

Actias Luna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actias Dubernardi Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actias Dubernardi Male

More Moths!

More Moths!

The continuing saga of moths! This post is dedicated to my favorite species, Hyalophora Cecropia. They are giant silk moths that are native to much of the United States. 🙂 Their caterpillars are picky about what they eat, but once they get nice and fat they spin a cocoon out of silk and go dormant for the cold months. When they emerge from the cocoon they are big beautiful moths with fat fluffy bums. Silk moths only live a little over a week as they don’t have working mouths, but they’re too busy finding mates to worry about that. By the end of their time as a moth their wings are very beat up and usually their life ends by being eaten by a bird or some other forest critter.