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Giant Leopard Moth Egg Help

Hello, I've raised Giant Leopard Moth caterpillars several times when they've wondered in and always had successful results (except one, Stormy, who came out with a damaged wing; but we had 'dinner' every night for almost an entire month, so that was sad but she was amazingly tame and we had a nice time together, all things considered). Just had a caterpillar make it through to her beautiful moth self. For two days she refused to fly, drink nectar or water, or spread her wings. I went to remove the lid of her habitat to try again this evening and she has laid eggs all over the plastic lid. Anyone here that can tell me what I should do? I don't mind the painstaking removal of the eggs and placing on the same type plant Shady ate as a caterpillar, if anyone thinks that'll work. As you well know, time is of the essence. Thank you very much.

Fertilized?
This seems like an obvious question but did you mate this moth? If not then the eggs are unfertilized and won't result in larvae.

 
Moth eggs
Hi George, yes, does seem obvious, doesn't it! So....nope, not mated. I honestly thought I knew the answer, but there are so many strange anomalies in nature I had to be sure. Dud eggs, then. Darn, was starting to get excited about tiny ones. Thank you very much for your response.

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