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Cecropia Eclosing

Cecropia eclosing 2
Picture of Julie Hahnke
Julie Hahnke
Julie is the President of Cecropia Strong and is a stroke survivor, who was finally found after three days. She's a bagpiper, an author, a management consultant, and a nature enthusiast.

My friend, Marj Nicholas, wanted her granddaughter to experience Cecropias hatching (the nerdy entomologists refer to it as “eclosing” from pupae!) So I gave her 4 pupae, which she passed to her daughter-in-law, Jan Heng. Jan filmed these wonderful shots of her 3 females (the boy moth didn’t hatch for another week!)

Approximately 1 minute after eclosing
Approximately 1 minute after eclosing
About 1 hour after eclosing. Wings are pumped up and left to dry and harden. (As seen through plastic.)
About 1 hour after eclosing. Wings are pumped up and left to dry and harden. (As seen through plastic.)
Two females hanging out!
Two females hanging out!
A female showing her stuff!
A female showing her stuff!

And soon after I received a card in the mail…

Victoria's thank-you

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