We had to take the pictures through a plastic container so the quality is not that great. Clicking on the picture will allow a closer look at these amazing creatures.
|Caterpillar weaving it's cocoon #1|
|Caterpillar weaving it's cocoon #2|
|Cocoon just made|
|Emperor gum moth emerging from the cocoon #1|
|Emperor gum moth just hatched.|
|Closer view of the feathered antennae.|
|Drying off #1|
|Drying off #2|
I've stopped by to see these photo's four times now...so cool!!! I especially love the one that showcases it's antenna--near the last of the line; the moth is hanging upside down and you can see it's legs--all six of them, on the branch on the left side of the photo. So, what kind of plant did it make it's chrysalis on? or do you know? So cool!
That's one of my favourite pictures too. The moth looks so downy and soft - and it is!!!
The branches and leaves are off a eucalyptus, or as they are know here a gum tree
though the caterpillars we've raised will also eat silver birch leaves :D
I think they're fascinating (cool ;) ) too.
Ah, I should have figured that out since it is named after the tree! My brain is all into Greek information, and for some reason I thought the leaves looked a bit like an olive tree's silvery leaves--or somewhat related to that. I didn't know a Gum tree was an Eucalyptus. Now, I'll go look at your link for the Eucalyptus. Thanks for the link! Cuppa tea, a lovely long chat, and a crusty piece of bread for each of us! Thanks for the visit!
Glad to add some trivial info to your Greek filled headspace :)
I don't know about you, but I'm loving the education I'm getting while the children are home educating!!
Thanks for the virtual visit ♥
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