2012 05 15 "My" Cercropia (Hyalophora cecropia)
emerged from its cocoon today as I was having coffee with my sister (Sugar) on the deck. I picked up some cocoons in January and put them in jars outside, checking every day to see if anything happened. When we sat down I noticed the cocoon was the same as always dry, gray, dead looking, I've been wondering if anything would ever come out.
Cecropia moth cocoon ~ 4 inches long
We had been sitting and chatting awhile, when something caught my eye, color or movement in the jar at my feet. I knew by the color right away it was the Cecropia Moth!