Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Imperial Moth Caterpillars

The imperial moth that Emma found after we got home from camping at Buck's Pocket had a lot of eggs hatch in her butterfly keeper. We have been feeding them sassafrass leaves and watching them grow. They are huge. They went underground today, two of them, and were larger and longer than Kurt's thumb by that time. We have put them outside in the keeper partially buried underground to wait and watch for them to emerge in the spring, they are a moth that pupates underground over the winter. It will be interesting to see when they emerge. Here is a link to a guy that Emma likes to visit his blog to see what he says about moths.
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