Terry, a neighbor from "down the hill", brought one of her "pet" projects/hobbies to happy hour last Friday. She raises Cecropia Moths! She'd been given a pair a few years ago and now raises them. This year she has 24 caterpillars from 2 breedings.
She brought 3 to happy hour, but only 2 can be seen in this photo. She said that within a few weeks, they all would be spinning their cocoons and then her work will be done. She has to fill their cage with fully leafed, apple/crabapple branches twice daily, due to their huge appetites!
I took this photo off of the internet to show you what they will look like next Spring. Beautiful, eh?