Tag Archives: large insects

Spring has sprung!

23 Aug

Spring is definitely here in Australia! So far I’ve had my Spiny leaf (Extatosoma tiaratums) eggs start hatching.

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Then a praying mantis ooth I’ve kept finally hatched into around 20 tiny, adorable baby mantids.

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And now my Goliath Stick insect (Eurynema goliath) eggs have begun to hatch. What an exciting week!!
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Cecropia Moth-North America’s largest moth

25 Jan

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photo credit: Wormspit.com

This is the Cecropia Moth whose wingspan can reach in excess of five inches. Living for a short time of only a week to ten days, the Cecropia moth’s sole purpose is to pro-create.

I found a website where the entire life, from egg to moth, is documented with amazing close-up pictures.

You can find it here ——> http://www.wormspit.com/cecropia.htm