Subject: What in the world?
Location: Williamsport, PA
May 31, 2017 7:49 am
Good morning from Williamsport, Pennsylvania! I was put planting the other day and found a red cocoon with what looked to be a stinger on the bottom of it, buried in the soil. I put it back and now this morning, this
appeared. I am not sure if it is related, however; what is this beautiful creature, bc I have NEVER seen one around this area!! Thanks for any insight
This is a female Cecropia Moth. Like other members of the Giant Silkmoth family Saturniidae, they do not feed as adults. They only live long enough to mate and lay eggs, generally a week at most.