posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 04:05 AM
Heh you call that a mothra!, this is a mothra!... have one of these fly into your living room one summer night and you'll know all about it
Emperor Gum Moth
We have a gum tree outside our living room window that has dozens of there cocoons on em, the first year they showed up the tree was covered in their
caterpillars and was basically denuded of all its leaves, every few years we hear the characteristic grinding noise as a moth cuts itself out of its
up too a decade long rest... the last we saw took a good 12 hours to get out of its cocoon, only to disappear into a very stormy night (it more than
likely died due to the change in weather since its wings werent fully ready)... the caterpillars are rather scary to boot, big buggers, thorny
But when you have a moth with a wingspan of almost half a foot sitting outside your window, watching their wings unfurl over a number of hours in the
evening, followed by a huge white moth poo as it discharges the other 50% of its old body it never used is quite a sight, and a learning
As an aside we also have interesting horn backed moths around here that have large literal iridescent gold patchs of feathers on their wings.
one of the few types of bugs im not affraid of...
[edit on 29-8-2010 by BigfootNZ]