Monster Bug Imperial Moth What's in Your Back yard?
OH MY GOSH! Its A MONSTER!
Imperial Moth in the BUG HUT lays eggs
Life of the Imperial Moth
The moths come out of their underground cocoon before sunrise and will mate after midnight the next day.
The girls will lay eggs at dusk usually in groups of 2-5 on both the top and bottom of plant leaves.
In this case this Imperial Moth had been placed in a Bug Hut for a little while to observe and photograph.
Yellow balls are really yellow Imperial Moth eggs!
IMPERIAL MOTH and Her Eggs!
I had never seen this type of moth before. Half of one of her wings was gone. So I am not sure of her actual size. It appears she was almost something’s dinner. I realized that she could no longer fly and I knew that her wing would not grow back.
She was beautiful even if part of her wing was gone.
The sun had just gone down a few minutes earlier.
As I was watching her inside the Bug Hut she began to shake, shake a lot! It was more like shivering or quivering! Then I saw these small yellow balls inside the Bug Hut. At first I thought I had scared the poop out of her. It wasn't poop the yellow balls were eggs!
She lays her eggs at a very specific time. Dusk the day after she mates. I had her in the bug hut at just that moment!
What is amazing is the Imperial Moth will only lay eggs at dusk, the day after she mates.
What's the odds of me placing her in a Bug Hut at dusk the day after she mated??
She is one of God's many beautiful and amazing creations!
The eggs should hatch between 12 - 14 days. These hatched on day 11.
There are always exceptions!
Caterpillar hatching from Imperial Moth egg = 11 days
Imperial Moth Caterpillar
Make your own BUG HUT and examine What's in your backyard
Why is she a MONSTER BUG?
I consider her a monster bug, because of her monstrous size and beauty!
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