Magpie moths

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    Gilly
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    Yesterday and today I have dozens of Magpie Moths trying to fly inside …. does anybody know what they are up to at this time of the year?

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    Anonymous

    Magpie moths have at least two generations a year so the female could still be looking for a host plant.

    Also they are slow flyers especially when weighed down, full of eggs. I guess she just blundered inside by mistake.

    The caterpillars are poisonous to most birds so Pav is pretty sensible.

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    Gilly
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    Pav doesn’t seem to go for caterpillars Jacqui… he prefers green beans 🙂
    Can you ask your moth man about this please? I noticed the same thing last year but there are dozens of magpie moths floating about outside and they all seem to gravitate to our front door and ranchslider….

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    Jacqui
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    Scared of pukekos perhaps?

    I’m surprised that Pav didn’t eat them as caterpillars!

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