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La Vie Est Belle
La Vie Est Belle • 1 year ago

COMET MOTH or MADAGASCAR MOON MOTH (Argema mittrei) The Comet moth or Madagascan moon moth is an African moth, native to the rain forests of Madagascar. The male has a wingspan of twenty centimeters and a tail span of fifteen centimeters, making it one of the world’s largest silk moths. The female lays from 120-170 eggs,  and after hatching the larvae feed on Eugenia and Weinmannia leaves for approximately two months before pupating.  The cocoon has numerous holes to kee