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Re: back to Bonnies larva

James R. Fisher wrote:

Lynda Young wrote:

So much for the impression that moths are the 'poor' relations of the

Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 12:08 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] back to Bonnies larva

Ooh! neat Hyalophora cecropia

and this is what you can look forward to:


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Just a bit of a puzzlement: What evolutionary advantage do those colored projections on the back of the larva convey ? They don't at that stage have to attract anything; are they supposed to repel predators ? If not, what ? -jrf

I assumed they are mean to appear like eyes to repel predators??


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