Cecropia Moths

In Conservatoryby Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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It’s that time of year again – the Cecropia moths are emerging from their cocoons!

 

Cecropias overwinter as pupae, snuggled in their cocoons until the warmer weather signals to them that it is time to emerge as adult moths.

 

Like most silk moths, Cecropia moths lack mouth parts so they only live for a couple of weeks. They live to reproduce – females can lay several hundred eggs! The caterpillars feed on a variety of host plants including maple, birch, and apple trees.

Check out the video below: