Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Another brood ...

The Elephants are gone. They'd got to full size and were starting to show signs of needing to pupate, after getting through some ridiculous amounts of willowherb, so I released them all locally on Monday and Tuesday last week. By then they all looked like this ... click for big!

So no more collecting willowherb. But I have a new brood of these .....

Oak Eggar

27 hatched out this weekend from ova laid by the female I caught on 11th. They're feeding well on sallow, but as this species overwinters as a larva I'll only rear for a few weeks before release and let them fend for themselves naturally over winter.

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