February 4, 2010
I hope that you can respond to my email in time. I don’t know what to do with this moth. I live in Cleveland and it is very cold right now. I found it in the house. I can’t let it outside. It will die I really don’t know what to do with it in the house. I feel so bad for it. I believe it just came out of its cocoon. It must have been in one of the plants that we had outside this summer. What is it? Can I keep it alive until spring, and how? (It’s only February!)
Alas, even if the weather was fine, this lovely Polyphemus Moth would only live a few days. They do not feed as adults, and only live long enough to mate. Sadly, it will die without mating.
Thank you for responding so soon. How sad. It is so beautiful.