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Rotschild's Silk Moth (Rothschildia erycina) taken by Jeffrey Dietrich in the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest'.

Rotschild's Silk Moth (Rothschildia erycina) taken by Jeffrey Dietrich in the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest'.

Atlas moth, Attacus atlas    Where? South East Asia.  Habitat Tropical evergreen and deciduous forests, gardens and urban areas.  Science fact The cocoon is hidden in the leaves and secured to a branch with silk so it doesn't fall to the ground. Atlas Moths can spend anything from three months to two years in the cocoon but the adult moths live for only a few days.

Atlas moth, Attacus atlas Where? South East Asia. Habitat Tropical evergreen and deciduous forests, gardens and urban areas. Science fact The cocoon is hidden in the leaves and secured to a branch with silk so it doesn't fall to the ground. Atlas Moths can spend anything from three months to two years in the cocoon but the adult moths live for only a few days.

Long-horned beetle (Strangalia luteicornis) collected in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada, photographed at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (sample id: BIOUG03375-E05; specimen record: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_RecordView?processid=CNPPE1492-12; BIN: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_BarcodeCluster?clusteruri=BOLD:AAF3276)

Long-horned beetle (Strangalia luteicornis) collected in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada, photographed at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (sample id: BIOUG03375-E05; specimen record: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_RecordView?processid=CNPPE1492-12; BIN: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_BarcodeCluster?clusteruri=BOLD:AAF3276)

A twelve spotted skimmer dragonfly holds its tongue out, at Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto

A twelve spotted skimmer dragonfly holds its tongue out, at Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto

"Metamorphosis is part of moths magic – the egg stage is symbolic of the birth of an idea, the larvae stage is the foundation, the chrysalis stage is symbolic of the manifestation, and the growing of wings symbolizes taking flight and exploring uncharted territory."

"Metamorphosis is part of moths magic – the egg stage is symbolic of the birth of an idea, the larvae stage is the foundation, the chrysalis stage is symbolic of the manifestation, and the growing of wings symbolizes taking flight and exploring uncharted territory."

Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta) - White Lake, Ontario - July 17, 2004

Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta) - White Lake, Ontario - July 17, 2004