Last year Martin Wainwright kindly gave me some of his Emperor Moth cocoons. They have been in my garden shed ever since, but I have been checking on them fairly regularly these last couple of weeks. This Monday 13th April I checked as usual, and found a beautiful female had just emerged.
Below are a couple of pictures.
I am hoping that she will attract some day-flying males into the garden. However, as yet, her charms have gone unnoticed by the boys.
Steve Trigg, Cookham