Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Vapourer eggs at Uskmouth

Tara from RSPB pointed this Vapourer cocoon covered in eggs to me. Its on an NNR sign at 

Uskmouth. She spotted the wingless female and a male mating on the cocoon a couple of weeks ago. The sign is approx 15m away from the nearest potential food-plant, a sallow, so the newly hatched caterpillars  will have quite a trek to make when they hatch in the spring.

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