Friday, September 29, 2023

September 29, 2023

I am a Sonoran Tent Caterpillar Moth
In the fall, I'll lay eggs in an oak tree
The eggs will hatch and my larvae then will build a tent
Where they will live and feed on the tree happily!

The tent is made out of silk my larvae produce
Only the finest of fabric for me!
But alas, there's a good chance they won't grow up at all -
For my larvae, birds, bugs, and wasps are predatory!

Special thanks to today's special guest photographer, David Simpson.

Location: Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ


Photo © 2023 David Simpson and text © 2023 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

No comments: