How very athletic H to bring us a newbie! Lol Just been reading on UKMoths about it being quite common but flying early at yours ... May time here, maybe seen one without realising & lives off Owl pellets & bird nest detritus amongst other things!
2013 photos & vids here
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Something I've never seen before (only on video) ... my female Emperor Moth, who is hanging from top of butterfly house, showing her ovipositor tonight!! I had put her outside today to see if any passing males but the weather was dull & chilly so no luck but she is obviously ready to mate! EDIT: Later observation methinks she may be starting to lay unfertilised eggs!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Little bit of brightness after the fog/drizzle but no luck with males locally ... here's a pic of the eggs laid from the incestuous pairing .... how many do you see?
I have a lovely patch of wild bramble earmarked to release any hatchlings into!!!
Chicken!!! 165!! Weather still bad here Lol
Have moved on now to count the larvae!!!
This sight greeted me today ... hundreds of 'em!!
Quickly covered them with Bramble leaves ...
Help!!! Where's the nearest Bramble patch? Lol
Still waiting for some decent weather to mate second female Emperor to an unrelated male!
In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:Have moved on now to count the larvae!!!
I trust you didn't arrive at a higher number than eggs!
Will they grow up and pupate this year or overwinter?
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