Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Family Reunion

We usually see one of these little guys at some point during the summer. Apparently, this year they decided to hold the family reunion at the Cox Front Porch Motel. There were nearly a dozen of them.
Giant Leopard Moths are bright white moths with black spots mixed with iridescent blue. The females die shortly after laying their eggs on broad-leafed plants. The eggs develop into larvae. These particular larvae are fuzzy caterpillars. The kind kids like to play with. While caterpillars, they feast on dandelions and violets, and  hibernate in the winter.

8 comments:

  1. Seem to like you, are you a flame?

    like a moth to a flame

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  2. Cutie pies! For some reason moths like to reproduce on our front porch too.

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  3. Hey Julia, I think they're cute too. This is the first year, we've got that many.
    We've also got a lot of dragon flies this year.

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  4. Awe, they are so cute. Too bad the females dies shortly after they lay their eggs=(

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  5. Those are beautiful! I've never seen one. I wonder if we have them in Tennessee.

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  6. Gina, Sounds like an incentive for birth control to me:)

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  7. Hey Steph, I wouldn't be surprised. You're only a state away.

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