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Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua)

Observed: 10th September 2013 By: chippy XIXchippy XIX’s reputation in Invertebrateschippy XIX’s reputation in Invertebrateschippy XIX’s reputation in Invertebrates
Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua)

Look like eggs of some description found them in Linthorpe Cemetery Middlesbrough.
Has anyone got a clue what they are, please help.
Thank you for your help Malyon & Foxy

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The above ID should have had a comment that this was the wingless female laying its eggs but the computer swallowed the entry before I could make a note. I have reared this moth the in the past having found a caterpillar which eventually emerged as a female moth. Although I have never found one in the garden when she was put out to see what would happen, within a few minutes she was surrounded by four males attempting to mate with her. She then laid eggs in exactly same way as yours