What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Regal Moth
Location: Florida
September 19, 2012 9:41 am
So I found a beautiful Hickory horned devil who after a day or so turned into a pupa. She JUST hatched 2 days ago and her wings have not straightened out yet. She also just layed about 50 eggs but I know she has not had a mate yet. Is it possible for those eggs to be fertile, can they mate as catapillars? I have her in a tank with the lid off outside in my screened in porch (the doors are open so a male CAN get in if he wants.
Signature: Stina

Hickory Horned Devil

Hi Stina,
This is an awesome photograph of a Hickory Horned Devil.  Did the Regal Moth’s wings ever expand?  She may attract a mate with her pheromones.

Regal Moth

No her wings never expanded so I was a little worried about her but I guess since they only live a week or so, she’ll be OK. She’s safe where she is anyway and a male can still get in if he wants.
Chrystina

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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