Monday, March 31, 2008

they're here...

So, did I mention that the only reason a moth lives is to reproduce? We went to the store (Costco) to get some items, and by the time we got back, our moth had hatched and mated! The children got what they wanted, it was a female. I'm not so sure that they mated right away, but today, the female started laying eggs all over the branch. They look like little black balls with white dots on them. In the photo above, the eggs are located at the point where the branch meets the dark part of the wing. Right by the bottom leg. They are REALLY small so it is hard to get a photo of the actually egg sack. Now we are going to see if we can raise Luna Moths!

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