Acronicta oblinita – eggs
This is the third species that hatched while I was away, causing me to scramble to get them situated and happy.
Right now they’re munching on their black birch leaves, but this is how they began…
The Acronicta oblinita eggs started out flat, just like A. americana. Not quite as bright, but similarly patterned with brown spots. Again, more like sand dollars than typical caterpillar eggs.When the mass hatching occurred, they lagged behind enough for me to get some photos of them about to emerge. Here is one with a clearly visible head, and hairs sprawling into the edges of the egg. Looks like his neighbor had already made his escape.And some little ones hatching. If you want to see what they look like when they finally emerge, you’ll have to be patient! I will update on these guys soon!