Tuesday 30 January 2018

Mottled Umber - female

This Mottled Umber - Erannis defoliaria - was found as a small larva 6th May 2017.  Fed and nurtured as only a good mother could (if you believe that!). She has spent the winter as a pupa in the garden, kept safe in an old yoghurt pot and emerged a few days ago.
Ina and Tony


  1. Will you hang it up in a muslin bag to attract males?

  2. How exciting Ina and what good mothering! I have always wanted to see the female so perhaps this is the best chance to breed it out- but first find your larva!


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