Beautiful caterpillars: The Small Emperor Moth

The Small Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) is one of the most gigantic domestic species to the fauna in Finland. This counts not only for the adult moth but especially for it’s caterpillars. Here’s only a couple photos from the caterpillars I raised last summer after receiving eggs from a friend. Right now, the cocoons rest for diapause. The adult moths will hatch early summer 2016.

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