Help-Unidenified moth ova

sandydavid sandydavid at
Sun Jul 4 11:07:11 EDT 1999

Whilst examining the contents of my moth trap this morning I discovered a
patch, roghly oval in shape ( 10mm x 6mm ) of approx.70-100 moth ova very
light brown in colour with one lght yellow egg near the centre. The eggs are
ribbed ( they look like an umbrella from the top and are  the shape of a
slightly squashed sphere.
    Does anyone have any idea what they are? ( there were no moths near the
eggs on the egg carton but two dot moths (Melanchra persicariae ) on the
other side.would a list of all the moths caught help?
    What should I do with them? I would ether like to put them somwhere or
look after them to give them the best chance of survival.
Sandy David
Oakley, Bedfordshire, U.K.

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