Thursday, July 27, 2017

Luna Moth

While performing my ongoing task this Summer of cutting trees and bushes, I came across this hungry guy.  A beautiful green Luna Moth Caterpillar who's belly is full and ready to start his/her cocoon which will only be a three week transformation into a gorgeous Moth.  With a wingspan that can reach nearly five inches (12.7 cm) ithis Moth needs large wings to make a quick getaway from predators.  The Luna Moth is a favorite treat for a Bat who's feeling peckish.  The Luna Moth will swirl its long tail on the wings to distract and confuse the hungry Bat and flee before getting caught.

We left this guy in the forest in hopes to see once again this beautiful Caterpillar turn into a majestic Luna Moth.  Stay tuned!

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