Sunday, October 26, 2014

Going into Hibernation

Three of the 9 larvae I'm following have gone off their leaves to hibernate.  One may have been predated, as I searched hard but I couldn't find him - but I'll check again when the leaves are off.  Quite a few vanish without trace whilst crawling off to hibernate - I suspect that most are picked off by birds.  Hibernating larvae are hard to find until all the leaves are off.

Most of those that are still on their leaves have coloured up nicely, but some have only just begun to change, including Percy, above.

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