Silkworm, The Most Common Search Term On My Blog
The most common search term on my blog is “silkworm”, I don´t know why it is an almost daily occurance, either someone´s got a thing for them or it happens to be the fashion at the moment! The only post I have posted was of a silkworm moth my daughter nurtured a couple of years ago (see it here), so I feel duty-bound to show a silkworm caterpillar before it morphs into a moth.And folks thought that the movie “Aliens” was rad, it´s happening right here on Earth everyday, luckily they are all too small to threaten the crew of spaceship Earth-I hope!
In case someone out there is looking for info on Silkworms: They spend about six weeks as a caterpillar,gorging themselves on Mullberry leaves, before weaving a cocoon, they then emerge from the cocoon a couple of weeks later and lay their eggs.They´ve got wings but don´t fly and then they die-what a life!
Please excuse the quality of the photo as it was taken way back in my training days of early 2010!
f/7.1, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, Canon EF-S 60mm Macro