Image: Silkworms Courting - Oliver Pitman

Silkworms Courting - Oliver Pitman

My sisters and I have pet silkworms. Every year we watch them hatch, eat leaves, and build cocoons. After they come out of their cocoons, they only live for a few days and just try to mate. I took this picture just before they mated. Sometimes there are lots of males trying to mate with one female.

Finalist, Primary School Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

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Oliver Pitman
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