Saturday, November 21, 2009

It’s A Moth!

Remember Poopers?  The caterpillar I found on my hibiscus bush and have been keeping in a jar?  Well, he finally did his thing and cocooned and tonight…he’s the most beautiful moth I’ve ever seen!!!  I am bursting with surprise and excitement.  After months of feeding this guy and cleaning up his messes it has finally happened.  :)

IMG_4264 He’s huge, white and has black spots.  He is still hanging out in the jar.  The kids are freaking out…I have no idea why but the thought of a moth in the house is too much for them.  They hid in their rooms until I moved the jar to the garage.  Can you believe that?  I guess it takes a mother’s love.

IMG_4269 Here is a view of his back.  I found out he is a Giant Leopard Moth.  I have never seen one before, and now I’ve seen one actually grow.

IMG_4272 Here my assistant, Mimi, inspects the jar.  I can’t believe we’ve been banned to the garage lol.

IMG_4261 Here is what is left of the cocoon, still hanging on the jar lid.  Well, I’ll miss him, but I am so glad I got to see Poopers in action.  Hmm, I know you are thinking, “This crazy lady gets excited about the weirdest things!”  My dh and kids think so, too.  :)

1 comment:

  1. My kids are freaked out by moths, too, although they love butterflies, crickets, ants, spiders and any other bug they've come across. It makes no sense to me!


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