Yesterday I woke to find that two emperor moths had emerged from my six Emperor moth pupae. Amazingly they were a male and a female, so I kept them together all day. By dusk the male was desperate to escape, so I released him though there was no sign of eggs. I have kept the female and this morning there are two batches of eggs; annoyingly they are on the underneath of the gauze top of the cage not on the hawthorn and willow sprigs I had provided.
Chalfont St Peter, Bucks