Judging by his massive antennae I believe he's a male and what a handsome chap! He's quite a pale brown colour but has the most amazing hairy legs that look almost like they've got tape around them (or perhaps they're bicycle clips!)
|The kids have named him Hairy Legs!|
They don't eat as adults and only live for a week or two. Their sole purpose in life is to find a mate, sniffing out the girls using those great bit antennae.
We had a good look at the cocoon he hatched out of. You can clearly see the hole in the top that he made to climb out of and the dark marks around the hole are from the body fluid that all moths and butterflies lose when they emerge.
|Silk cocoon wrapped up in leaves|
|The hole the moth made to crawl out of after it hatched|
|Caterpillar skin on the left and half a puape on the right|