The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

08 April 2012

Butterfly Season

It's the season again for butterflies and now that it's Easter, we see the miracle of rebirth most apparent with the Emperor Moth (Platysamia cecropia), a marvelous metamorphosis from a leaf-chewing caterpillar into this glorious creation. They're unusally big and have transluscent spots on their wings (more apparent on the photo below). They're somewhat a nuisance at the onset since some ornamentals have damaged leaves but their incredible beauty justifies whatever garden casualty they may bring. 


  1. Isn't it Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) rather than emperor moth? Is the larva as big as fingers, colored yellow green, eating guyabano, duhat, atis or guava?

  2. Hi Andrea! You know what, I think you're right :) I googled it and it DOES look more like an Atlas than an Emperor. I didn't see the larva though, how can one keep track? We usually have multiple kinds all at the same time.