by Vanessa Verdecia
After months of overwintering, an adult Polyphemus moth from one of the cultures reared in the Section of Invertebrate Zoology emerged from its cocoon at the end of April. Check out the pictures of the adult moths as well as pictures of the first and last instars of the caterpillars and one of the cocoons from last year!
Vanessa Verdecia is a collection assistant in the museum’s Section of Invertebrate Zoology. Museum employees are encouraged to blog about their unique experiences and knowledge gained from working at the museum.