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Moths Hatch

21/06/2013
At 3 0'clock a moth climbed onto Emmye's hand.

Just before the holidays many of us noted that pretty yellow and black caterpillars had ravished a shrub on front fence and stood like sentries before creating their cacoon. Apparently the “butterflies” that hatched on the denuded tree were moths, 4 O’clock Moths because they apparently like to appear at that time of day in early summer.

Googling the creatures indicated that their scientific name is Dysphania numana rather than Dysphania fenestrata which also is also a type of 4 O'clock Moth. Obviously, they don’t have a watch or a calendar.​