Fecundity of the Leopard Moth

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A SPECIMEN of the above (Zeuzera aesculi) was sent to me by post in a tin box a few days ago from Felixstowe. The moth was dead when it reached me, but had laid eggs in the box. As there seemed to be such a large number I had the curiosity to have the eggs counted, and it was found that there were 725. It is, of course, impossible to say whether this represents the whole family or whether she may have laid some eggs previous to capture.

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MELDOLA, R. Fecundity of the Leopard Moth. Nature 76, 382 (1907). https://doi.org/10.1038/076382b0

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