What was really nice to see though was the first Emperors hatched, bang on cue for 7th May. I just put them in the garden shed last night and three hatched today, from eggs laid in the trap last year. Managed a couple of reasonable 'mating pair' shots which was what I had been hoping for.
|Emperor male unfurling wings, and cocoon.|
|Emperors mating, male in front.|
|Emperors mating, female left.|