Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Emperor Moth caterpillars

Four caterpillars of the Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia feeding on goat willow near Stewartby. I had found 33 small caterpillars there on 9th June and took four of them to breed through to this stage, when I returned them to the collection site today. This is when and where these photos were taken. They'll have to fend for themselves again now! I couldn't find any of the other 29...

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