Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moths in Sudbury

June 8, 2014

A male cecropia moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A pair of cecropia moths in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth being released in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a pair of cecropia moths in Sudbury. Dawn also shares the following about the moths:
"The cecropia we raised last summer emerged on Saturday! Since it was a female, I built her a breeding cage and after dark last night, moved her outside to call in a male. In the morning I brought the pair inside for the day where they would be safe from predators. Tonight my daughter and I released them both in our woodland. I hope she lays hundreds of eggs and boosts the population in the 'hood."
You can see photos of the same moth in its caterpillar stage and its cocoon stage from July and August of 2013.

Nature at Garden in the Woods

June 4, 2014

An American robin nest at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A ringneck snake at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spotted salamander at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed an American robin nest, a female cecropia moth, a ringneck snake and a spotted salamander at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar in Sudbury

July 25, 2013

A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on June 24, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on June 29, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on July 7, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on July 10, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on July 10, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed on July 25, 2013 by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this cecropia moth caterpillar as it developed between June 24th and July 25th, 2013 in Sudbury.

Cecropia Moth at Garden in the Woods

June 2, 2013

A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this cecropia moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Cecropia Moth

April 26, 2008

Cecropia Moth by_Debbie Costine
Cecropia Moth by_Debbie Costine
Cecropia Moth by_Debbie Costine

Deborah Costine photographed this cecropia moth in Southborough.  Debbie had found an injured moth laying eggs on a nearby lawn last summer.  She tended the eggs, caterpillars and cocoons until they recently hatched into moths (click on an image for a larger view).