Monday, 28 April 2014

Eggs for breakfast

We got up this morning to find that the Deaths Head Hawkmoth eggs had started to hatch. This is the first one just breaking out of it's egg this morning. When they hatch, their little tails are transparent, but they soon go black. First thing they do is eat the rest of the egg case, then they wander off to find some leaves. I've given them Privet, Buddlea and Potato to try - then they can choose whichever one they fancy.

Three of the five eggs have now hatched. Here's one (about 3 hours old) with a cute little black tail. They remind me of little dogs!

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