An article by Heather Martin
|Vapourer Moth eggs|
I was really pleased because this was a stage in the life cycle of the Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua) that to date I hadn't managed to find. In June I had photographed a male when it flew into our moth trap. The male is normally diurnal flying during the day but is occasionally attracted to light.
|Male Vapourer Moth|
|Vapourer Moth Caterpillar|
I will be watching carefully from late April because I would like to witness the eggs hatching.
All photogrpahs by Heather Martin; Distribution map from the NBN Gateway and Butterfly Conservation