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In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:Rich formatting has failed so cannot post OE pic!
Seems OK again ... here's 10 healthy but still very small Oak Eggar larvae
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Currently feeding bramble leaves as have plenty available in garden ... bit fiddly cutting out the highly prickly spines though! Keeping them on bramble as they overwinter as small larvae but may require supplementary feeding on warmer Winter days & bramble is evergreen!
WendyBartter said: bit fiddly cutting out the highly prickly spines though
Blimey, Wendy, my Mum didn't even do that for me!!
New kid on the block, crept out under cover of darkness so it could give me a fright this morning ... am thinking female although nowt to compare it with yet ... have found some pics of how to sex when pupae but not unearthed the other four yet!
Managed to get it right way up
First official pic
In the butterfly house for now
Sat there for a bit drying out & suddenly took off trying vainly to escape
Vid made me giddy! Lol
Haven't heard it 'squeak' yet, only does it when annoyed & think one would have to be very brave to annoy something that big!
Feisty beggar innit!
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