Sunday, 3 May 2015

Early Thorn

Four weeks ago I potted an Early Thorn outside the trap and put her in my pocket to release later somewhere safer, I hate it when I accidentally step on a moth!
My pocket then turned into a maternity ward (topical point!) and she had laid 42 eggs inside the pot.  Two weeks later the eggs hatched and were placed on Hawthorn in a large sandwich box. My 'babies' are now 2 weeks old and eating voraciously.  As I have not been able to count them I am not sure how many have survived so far - may be easier when they are bigger.
Ladbrooks are not taking bets on the names to my knowledge!

Ina

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