British moth pupae

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Even digging the garden has its moments! Two golden pupae were uncovered in the flower beds and they will be kept to see what species of moth emerges.

Insight into Moth pupa: Many species of British moths have larvae that pupate in the soil. Many are a rich orangy golden colour which darken as the moth develops.

The word “crysalis” is also used to refer to the pupa and stems from the Greek word for gold.

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