The famous Mr. Niblet emerged as a moth this week! He was so named because of his penchant for biting (or “nibbling”) me when I tried to change out his leaves. He was a big fat Acronicta afflicta caterpillar.
You might recognize him as the first LOLCATerpillar:
Or as this angry guy…
And now… here he is!
This is the end of the road for Mr. Niblet, though (I could also check if he’s actually a he or she…). He went into the freezer, and is now in a relaxing chamber so that I can pin him and spread his wings tomorrow. He will be a beautiful specimen. I’m hoping to find many more of this species this summer!