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"Joined" – Hyalophora cecropia mating
She sits in a screen cage on my back porch, wings together, abdomen extended downwards. Calling. Hyde Park, Boston, isn't known for its wildlife, but on this foggy night in late May, New England's largest flying insect is on the move. I'm awake at 12:30 am to see the first male arrive, by 3:00 there is a small cloud of admirers flirting and flitting around the porch. All I have to do is let one into the cage and a new year of raising giants will begin.