* moths react to mouse touch and click
(a) by coiling themselves up or
(b) showing their shiny orange horns
* react to contact with other moths
* cast their slough
* walk by random here and there
* turn into chrysalis
* metamorphose in touchy butterflies and fly away from your screen fast.
Of course, real moths would to be fed by leaves (or fennel in this case) and wouldn't grow that fast (the whole process takes several weeks!)
But until you get the moths and the proper installation, this gives you an insight on this insect's life.
(Please allow several minutes for the whole virtual metamorphis to evolve.)
A MONARCH BUTTERFLY
|© Monarch Caterpillar|
I found a cocoon
That a caterpillar made,
Fastened to a leaf
Hanging in the shade.
He barely had room
To wiggle or wag,
Like me zipped up
In my sleeping bag.
|© Monarch Chrysalis|
I looked each time
That I passed his way,
But he never budged
Until just today.
He wagged and wiggled
And then climbed out
And carefullly jiggled
Small wet wings
That grew as they dried.
He'd turned to a butterfly Inside!
|© Monarch Butterfly|
© Photographs by "Lyle" Many thanks to Xavier Singy for the use of his "aniMagiX/machaon" programming.
Many thanks to Xavier Singy for the use of his "aniMagiX/machaon" programming.