Oak Eggar Moth

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  1. BevD

    BevD New Seed

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    Hi
    A few weeks ago I got up to find a beautiful oak eggar moth on my window sill. She had obviously flown in the night before and couldn't get out. She had laid lots of teeny eggs.
    I put them in a container and kept the safely in our shed. Three and a half weeks later they hatched. I'm now feeding them on hazel, bramble and hawthorn leaves. I'm just thinking should I release them or keep feeding them and get them
    Ready for over wintering. I haven't a clue about raising catapillars.
    They are eating well and pooping lots. I clean them out and supply new food daily.
    Any advice would be great.
    Thank you in advance
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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