Taking a little break from the art for a moment. 🙂 I’ve been raising silk moths and other types of moths and thought I would share some pictures of that! These insects are all ones I either raised from caterpillar or cocoon. I’m going to start off with the very first moths I raised, which were hawk moths.
This particular species is Manduca Sexta. The caterpillars eat primarily tomato or tobacco for most of their lives to get nice and fat, then bury themselves in the dirt to pupate. The adult moths live about two weeks and fly very much like hummingbirds. They even have a long tongue to sip nectar from plants! Manduca sexta is a great species for beginners to start with since the caterpillars are sold at a lot of pets stores as lizard food.