Monthly Archives: August 2016

SPINNING A WINTER HOME

The first of our Cecropia Moth caterpillars, nicknamed Mothra, is in the process of spinning her winter home, a fine silken enclosure. With the gossamer threads, she has woven several branches together, forming a V-shaped structure to secure the cocoon.

Cecropia Moth Cocoon detail 2 copyright Kim Smith

Surrounding leaves, like a blanket, are arranged around the cocoon and also secured with silk threads. The house is quite large, about four inches long and an inch and a half in diameter. As you can see from the Instagram, she has room enough to easily move within the cocoon. When completed, she will pupate within the case. Come next spring, Mothra will emerge from her winter home ready to mate and deposit eggs of the next generation. The circle of life continues.Cecropia Moth Cocoon detail copyright Kim Smith

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Mothra spinning her winter home, from the inside out 🌻

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Cecropia Moth Cocoon copyright Kim SmithCecropia Moth caterpillar copyright Kim Smith
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Alicia Unleashed- Serving a Hot Dish

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Alicia Unleashed Episode 36 taped 8/24/16 with B-Side and Hostess Alicia Cox

 

3 week hiatus, Adding and losing subscribers, Recap Episode 35, Beauport Hotel, Shout out to Selia, Jamie is the best at Stones Pub, # rotisserie, Bad Moms, Kyle sent in a topic, Kyle was there in spirit, Are you a movie goer?, Gloucester Cinema has best popcorn, Compromising, Would you date a virgin?, Adulting, #secondact, Do you ask to go steady as an adult?, Alicia gets schooled on dating terminology, What’s considered serious?,  B-Side’s advice corner, Game changer, Cape Ann Animal Aid swear jar donation, JAS Electric, Cape Ann Open Door

 

 

 

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