Saturday, 2 April 2011

Cocoons


After releasing nine Fox Moth caterpillars at Cold Edge in September I followed the info in Margaret Brooks and put the remaining eight in a large tub with peat, moss and bramble. Two died in February, two in March and three have now formed cocoons, fingers crossed for a male and female




Fox Moth at top, Northern Eggar middle and bottom two Emperor Moth

3 comments:

AndyC said...

Well done ..a real result in getting all 3 to pupate...

Winston said...

Yes, exciting this Martyn.

Looking forward to seeing the adults.

Win

brian leecy said...

good stuff there Martyn,fingers crossed.25 parasitic wasps was only thing i saw from Emp cocoon !you have done well getting the Fox,s to pupate by all accounts.regards Bri