Sunday, 23 March 2014

Puss moth pupae

I was checking my overwintering pupae this afternoon, and thought people might like to see the size difference between male and female Puss moth pupae; you can tell the sexes from checking the antennae cases, which are broader in the male to house the larger plumed antennae; also the female has a plumper body, presumably to house the eggs she has stored inside.  Dave Maunder

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  1. Martin's Moths directed me here. Um, so which is which? Is the top one the female?

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