There is something in the air… in the lab
We have had an exciting week here in the caterpillar lab, due to the emergences of some impressive saturniid moths.
Several cecropia moths (Hyalophora cecropia) emerged from their cocoons we had kept as a bouquet of twigs on the lab table. When left to their own devices, well, they didn’t waste any time. When you are a non-feeding moth, all of your energy goes into that single task that defines your existence.
I’m excited to see some eggs and little baby cecropia caterpillars soon!