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Old 04-17-2020, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Giant Cecropia moth nest found in Maine

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Old 04-21-2020, 03:34 AM   #3
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I'd say it was a slow news day in Maine but I don't think anyone has a slow news day these days.

If it is a Columbia, that would be newsworthy to me since I've never seen one.

I have yet to see a cecropia attracted to a light. I'd like to pick Donahue's brain on what time he has seen them. Might have something to do where each of us are located in the eastern time zone and how long I'm willing to stay up. My wife is already upset when I get home at 4 AM. Even later could be detrimental to my health.

The cool find here is one of my moth friends found katydid eggs on Sunday. I've never knowingly spotted them.
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Gee They look just like wood ticks all lined up. Cool find!
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Years ago there was a butterfly club nearby that I got involved in. A woman form the club gave me three cecropia moths to release on my wild black cherry tree. That evening i went out to check on them with aa flashlight and, sure enough, a male had been attracted from somewhere nearby and was on the female I had placed on a branch. I guess they can sense pheromones from quite a distance away that the female sends out. The natural world is so fascinating!!! I'm hoping their mating resulted in a large number of new butterflies, but I've never again seen on on my property, though from that experience,, I know there are some around... Beautiful and unique looking creatures...
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Cool! I've only seen a cecropia moth once. It was in the UP quite a few years ago. Beautiful moth!
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