Thursday, 3 August 2017

Oak Eggar

Earlier this year Ched George found an Oak Eggar caterpillar in Kent and brought it home to rear through.  The adult, a female, emerged a few days ago and on Monday afternoon Ched took her to Hell Coppice in Bernwood Forest to try and "assemble" a local male.  This was accomplished quite quickly and the (rather battered) male is shown below before being released.  Ched now has a plentiful supply of eggs!

Oak Eggar male

Oak Eggar female

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