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I found myself as foster parent to some Poplar Hawk Moth caterpillars last summer, and I've just remembered that I forgot to update the story with the final chapter...

I raised them right through from egg to imago. This was the first to emerge, and is pictured here ready for its first flight. I was such a proud parent...

And the plural of imago is imagines, which is very pleasing.
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Jan 29 2014 08:53 GMT MargNZ
You did a great job and it is a beautiful Moth :)
Feb 19 2014 22:47 GMT biggles
Ah, I've seen these moths round here, more greeny coloured. I seem too to recall having seen one in Costa Rica...would that be the same species.

The imago/ imagine thing is lovely entomology, and lovely etymology too.

(Hoping I spelt that right!).

Imago is the label Aimee Mann released her debut album on.
Apr 30 2014 16:12 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
Very pretty moth. And you made a great parent!