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.