Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia), Adults 2008
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Along the Air Line...



May 22nd. First male Cecropia Moth emerged, offspring of last year's pair.












Me holding male moth that emerged several days later.



May 30th. I was lucky enough to notice the second female moth just after it emerged from its cocoon. This photo was taken at 11:04 A.M.



The wings have already begun to expand, stretching slightly longer than the abdomen.



At this stage, the wings are crumpled and soft.






The body and legs have velvet-like "fur."



At 11:19, the wings are much larger.












11:23. Still a little rumply.












1:13 P.M. Fully expanded and somewhat stiff, the moth's wings are still not flight ready.