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Young Cecropia moth caterpillar
Growing and changing colors
As it grows, it totally changes its colors
Jacob gets eye to eye with him!
This photo needs a comic caption!
A frog turns into a prince with a kiss.
A cecropia turns into ???
Its head capsule is sitting on its face,
waiting for it to molt
After molting, its legs, skin,
and head capsule has changed.
Full shot of the caterpillar after it has molted.
Its old skin after molting
Vivid bright colors
What a face!
The caterpillar is eating willow.
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.
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Located 45 minutes from the Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida