Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nighttime Beauties ~ A Living Cocoon Bouquet


Last September a fellow Lepidoptera enthusiast, Tor, had given me a remarkable gift. Several twigs with Cecropia Moth cocoons attached. When I placed the leaf coated, brown silky cocoons all together in a pewter pitcher, I had a uniquely created cocoon bouquet. Most bouquets quietly die over days or weeks but not this one.



A bouquet of Cecropia cocoons blossom and fly into the night sky. The full story is here.



3 comments:

NickMorgan said...

Wow, what a fantastic moth. So much nicer than the run-of-the-mill brown moths we usually see! It is a shame that moths so often hide themselves away.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is one beautiful moth. I always love seeing how 'furry' they look. This one has wonderful markings.

FlowerLady

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, so very beautiful!
a perfect gift for you!

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