Mating Cecropia Moths
Location: Stow, Ohio
June 2, 2011 2:03 pm
Hello! I just happened upon your website while searching for ”mating cecropia moths” because someone told me that’s what these were when I posted this pic to my facebook account today! So when I saw the ’bug love’ page, I thought maybe you’d like to have copies of these photos. 🙂 These were found around 7:30 in the morning in Stow, Ohio on 6/2/11.
Signature: Sincerely, Misty from Kent, Ohio
We are positively thrilled to post your photos on our Bug Love pages. We are sure many of our readers are anticipating the ravenous hoard of caterpillars munching on the leaves of, according to BugGuide: ” various trees and shrubs including alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, box-elder, cherry, dogwood, elm, gooseberry, maple, plum, poplar, white oak, willow. (3)(1) may also feed on lilac and tamarack” that this pair will produce. Should she lay eggs, they will hatch in about a week and you can release the first instars onto a tree in your yard. Surely you have at least one tree on that long list.