Spring is definitely here in Australia! So far I’ve had my Spiny leaf (Extatosoma tiaratums) eggs start hatching.
Then a praying mantis ooth I’ve kept finally hatched into around 20 tiny, adorable baby mantids.
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