Monday, April 6, 2015

Sleepers Awake!

Purple Emperor larvae woke up from hibernation today, and moved to take up positions next to swelling leaf buds.  They'll have to wait a while, as the sallows are rather behind as spring has been running a trifle late.  Also, the sallows come into leaf after they've finished flowering. 

The good news is that it appears that predation rates during the winter were very low (but as determined from a small sample of larvae).

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