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Anyone else have moths waiting to be born?
I'm easily pleased, so you can imagine my excitement to have 3 moth cocoons in the garden this year! I've not seen any here before.. I don't know if they're puss moths, but we had one appear last year, kipping under the patio brolly, so they might be.
I doubt I'll see them hatch but you never know! 😃


  • edited May 2022
    This is a Puss moth cocoon, disguised on the bark of a tree. Both the larvae and adults are wonderful.

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,717
    That is very cool, Alan.
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,426
    Isn't that a beauty?
    I have little idea as to what mine are, one is in the finger of a gardening glove in the lean-to shed, one was in the car cover, and one was under a piece of wood under a pot - thankfully I spotted him when I moved the pot for the fence to be fixed - he's now in the shed too. 😊
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    I've got this one tucked up in the greenhouse. It should emerge next month if all goes well. I disturbed it while moving pots about and tore its cocoon but it seemed happy to make a new one. I think it's a sycamore moth which I can't find any records for locally so I'm very hopeful it survives.
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  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,426
    My glove one has grown to fit the cocoon now, but isn't wiggling, so maybe he's due to hatch soon! I can't see any reason why he'd not be alive, but I thought they wiggled as long as they're a crysalis?
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