Saturday, 23 May 2009

Compare the size

Well, what a difference a month makes.
More of my Zebra silkworms from World Wide Butterflies have hatched.

The following photos show a comparison between Chinese Silkworms and a Giant silkmoth caterpillar of the same age and the last the first Antheraea Yamamai - Giant Silkmoth - which has begun to spin. The clever thing has wrapped oak leaves around itself to form protection while it spins a cocoon.What a size they get to!

1 comment:

  1. Blimey, no wonder they're called 'Giant' silkmoths! That's one Giant caterpillar.

    Lesley Xx