Cecropia Moth Lifecycle Hyalophora cecropia

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Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) early instar black spined caterpillar larvae in Florida
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) early instar yellow spined caterpillar larvae in Florida
Young Cecropia moth caterpillar
Growing and changing colors
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
As it grows, it totally changes its colors
Jacob gets eye to eye with him!
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
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A frog turns into a prince with a kiss.
A cecropia turns into ???
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Its head capsule is sitting on its face,
waiting for it to molt
After molting, its legs, skin,
and head capsule has changed.
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Full shot of the caterpillar after it has molted.
Its old skin after molting
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) green caterpillar larvae
Vivid bright colors
What a face!
The caterpillar is eating willow.
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) cocoon
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) adult imago
A fresh cocoon, the caterpillar hasn't changed into a pupa.
The caterpillar shows through the cocoon.
An adult Cecropia Moth
Thanks Bill, for introducing me to this wonderful experience! Raising a cecropia was a blast.