Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mating Emperor Moths

Two females in trap this morning. I perched them on a tussock of Thrift on a bank. Early this afternoon one of them had a gentleman caller. I came back when she had QUITE finished. She is now in an old aquarium rescued from the recycling place. She is sitting on a bunch of green heather shoots. I don't know how long the process takes, but I'll be looking for eggs every day (with the next consignment of grandchildren).

Peter Byles. Ceibwr.

1 comment:

  1. Up your neck of the woods today and yesterday, enjoyed watching all the house martins collecting mud from the pools in the road at Ceibwr. Also quite a few orange tip butterflies and wagtails around the stream running down to the beach.