Adult moths rapidly emerge from their cocoons over a few minutes. The moths then climb and hang on plants (or in this case, their protective tent) and inflate their wings by pumping hemolymph (i.e. their version of blood) into their vessels, holding them out until they dry over twenty minutes.
|Io Moth freshly laid eggs- Chris Barnhart|
|Gregarious Io Cats- Click to enlarge|
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