Got the Moth traps out last night and this morning there were hundreds in it! It was moth heaven for a juvenile robin who circled the area where I was hiding them. The Yellow Underwings were everywhere. They must have had a party last night !
When I was a lad I found a hairy caterpillar wandering around my garden and decided it would be fun(for me not the caterpillar) to keep it in and old sweet jar. I dutifully fed it cabbage leaves and in due course it turned into a chrysalis. I forget now how long I had to wait for the chrysalis to hatch but eventually it did to reveal a Garden Tiger. Result one very happy dirty kneed schoolboy.