Show me your best moth
Can´t wait until mine start to hatch after their dormancy, should be soon
I love their caterpillars and the adult moths are absolutely stunning too
>dem pink striped feet
The best moth is one that provides a stegodyphus social spider colony with subsistence.
Gee I wish I had some of these moths in Virginia. Only ones I've seen are dark, thin, and hairless motherfuckers. One summer they would slam really hard into the window to my room, hard enough to make a loud thud.
This was frank, a gothic moth I found as a caterpillar on my shoelaces.
I have had two more of them since, all big fluffy qts.
A lot of the caterpillars I collect are Little Brown Apple Moths, I have collected and released 15-20 of them this year alone.
There are 3 pupas in a tub on my shelf on my shelf, two caterpillars in a tub and at least 30 more 'pillars outside on a bush directly next to my back door.
I love lepidoptera so much
I mean Light Brown Apple Moth, I always say little, I have no idea why
Bonus moth I found on a wall outside
Pet moths for everyone! Just make sure that your caterpillar gets plenty of yummy leaves so it'll get nice and fat and your moth will live longer! Moths can't eat or drink so take care of those needs early!
No problem, bro
Also, here is a handfull of Citheronia regalis caterpillars from last year
Can´t wait until they start eclosing this year
I had a couple of these hanging around my house a while ago. Why are moths so much better than butterflies?
I helped my son raise a couple of these last year.
I have some emperor moth cocoons from last year. I'm pretty sure they should be emerging now. Anyone know anything about raising them because I want to know where I went wrong? the caterpillars all seemed pretty healthy and I only lost a few. They did however experience about 4 days of not being fed while I was on holiday and couldn't find any of their food plants. they did all stillp upate but did that maybe have an effect on them?
I dunno. I feel like I've failed the little guys
Drinker moth from when I was trapping. (west coast, scotland) My favourite moth so I'm going to get a tattoo of it next month
>always had an affinity towards bugs
>see a moth on a leaf
>poor thing was dead
>I left it there in case it was sleeping.
seriously this was the most beautiful moth I have ever had the privilege of witnessing.
depends on the species
maybe they hatch another month, maybe the diapause was too cold,...
if yyou tell is the spiecies, we could help you better.
Emperor moth could be anything from Saturnia pyri to Bunaea alcinoe
This isn't my picture but I found one of these dead and framed it in one of those shadowboxes.
Japanese giant silkworm, Caligula japonica with a mayflower (hawthorn), which was promptly eaten after the shoot.
This picture really does not do the brilliant sapphire blue spiracles dotting this species' sides justice.
This sucker was a hornworm my skink had refused to eat until he was too big.
>I was the guy who did the experiment earlier this year giving a sample of hornworms fluorescent dye in their food to look for any visual side effects
>I'll be taken the single viable pupa out of refrigeration and let it develop
>will post updates and a quick summary once it emerges
> It is found from southern Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, east across Thailand, southern China and Taiwan to southern Japan (the Ryukyu Archipelago) and the Philippines, then south across south-east Asia to the Andaman Islands, eastern Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and the Torres Straits of New Guinea.
Weird, I'm in Chile.
I have a genuine phobia of moths. You would be my neighbour from hell. This entire thread has been nightmare fuel, proper horror show. I thought I was on /x. Keep breeding them they're a necessary evil.
Well, at least you're doing the right thing and looking through the thread in order to desensitise yourself instead of being a little bitch and posting about how they should all die and then closing the tab.
I didn't think I would grow attached to my Tarantula's food when I got it. Cockroaches are so damn cute. Now I want a moth.
Plz help. I'm addicted.
I told my friend about how I like moths and now she keeps sending me pics of moths in her area.
Only problem is I'm jelly as fuck since there are like none in mine.
>Late evening class is boring as fuck
>Step outside to have a snack and wake up
>See pic related
>Get him to crawl on my finger
>Ate chips with that little dude for ten minutes
Moths are the most bro-tier of insects.
Ik, I have a sacrificial area of potato plants planted where I'm going to release the adults. Hornworms are way overpriced as a reptile food.
And the adult form are fanfriggintastic pollinators. i just wish there was less of a risk of crop damage.
I'm getting Saturnia pyri eggs soon
It's a native species here, but I've only ever seen one dead individual, so they are kinda special to me
Can't wait to see the caterpillars live for the first time (Also the adult moths next year in April-May)
Looks like Actias luna
here is one of my Attacus atlas females which eclosed last year
I have no idea how anybody can be afraid of these things. Bees, ok, they can sting you in theory, and are somewhat less fluffy, but moths?
Carpenter bees have the softest fur of any animal I have touched, by the way.
Took this about 4 years ago. Still get them every spring.
It's great. I don't know what aerodynamics actually are, but they sure look like they've got a lot of them.
Mothman scared the shit of me when I was a kid. I didn't even know where Point Pleasant or West Virginia was but the idea of a big moth dude flying around with his glowing red eyes was enough to freak me out.
Here's one I caught like 2 years ago...