Saturday, 25 April 2015

It's a boy!

The first of my five Emperor Moth cocoons has hatched at last; a handsome male whose antennae I envy greatly. Why don't we human beings have such adornments? Four to go, so the odds are that I'll get a female to experiment with 'calling'. Otherwise the trap has been visited by predictable overnighters, with singles of an Early Grey and a Herald cheering up the somewhat drab scene. Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. We do, he is called Denis Healey.

  2. Excellent point! Penny and I were discussing where our antennae would be if we had them and for some reason, eyebrows didn't occur to us

  3. I would have gone for George Woodcock, whose "antennae" were real stunners, but perhaps that's an age thing!


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