I found another Cecropia Moth cocoon in the field . All the ones I found have been on Buckthorn although it is not a host plant listed. I have brought it home and hopefully it will emerge this spring. Have read that this species is in decline due to the tachinid fly that was brought over to kill off the gypsy moth but has also attack some silk moths. I guess they sometimes do not plan well.

Location: The Glen, Pigeon Lake
Observer: Blair Hamilton

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.