When we took my mother round Pwllheli a couple of weeks back she spotted a Puss Moth in the car park. On examining it I could see that it was a female and unfortunately someone had stood on it. It had a burst abdomen and some eggs were falling out of the poor thing. It was still alive and as it seemed in no distress I decided to keep it and see if it laid any eggs. Sure enough the next day it had laid loads of eggs in a tub. These have just hatched today and I have dozens of the little buggers feeding (I think) on Dwarf Sallow. The larvae are perhaps the most spectacular cat in Britain when they get larger and I wonder if anyone back home would like a dozen of so to rear through to show the kids ? Its easy enough to post them to anyone and as they feed on a wide range of Sallow sp and Aspen food should not be a problem.
Let me know if you want any and I will get them in the post in the next couple of days with some grub to keep em going. I am keeping some myself to rear through and any surplus will be released in a local lane with tons of Dwarf Sallow. The larvae look like the bottom piccy now but will soon turn into the spectacular beast in the top photo