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More Oak Eggars hatched today, maybe 7 of the 11 eggs now including this one which was obviously only just out with another starting nearby ...
Couple of the others, escapees in the lid as usual
Will have a head count later this evening when I put fresh leaves in ... drying out between layers of kitchen towel just now as it's rained most of the day here!
Had to turf out Garden Tiger larvae again today, lots of poo & chewed leaves ... same procedure removing one leaf at a time & searching for these tiddlers ... counted 36 this morning!!!
They are very good at curling the moment they feel the paintbrush touch thir hairs which is a great help as I can then gently roll them back into the pot ... this vid shows how quickly they unfurl
Day 10 for Garden Tiger larvae & still quite tiddly with the biggest only 9mm ... dig out today for clean bed & new leaves but only counted about 28 ...
Day 5 for Oak Eggar larvae sees 10 out of 11 have hatched ...
In reply to WendyBartter:
You really are a glutton for punishment, only 28.......
Good to see the Oak Eggars are out too, & haven't they grown quickly, I suppose they are bigger moths.
I have 3 caterpillars in a pot, found munching our Sweetcorn cobs in the garden. I think they are double-striped Pug but am trying to raise them as they don't normally eat Sweetcorn. They are tiddly things & difficult to extract from the pieces of cob I put in when it's time to change them. Will try & sort some pics out!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Managed to uncover the garden furniture for the first time in a few days, and found this monster lurking
As nearly always, no clue what it is, but it did appear to have bright orangey underwing
Yup, Large Yellow Underwing!
Here's one from this morning, Eyed Hawkmoth
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