|Freshly laid Silver-Spotted Skipper ovum|
|Turning brown after 7 days|
|The female Silver-spotted Skipper has adhered two grass stems together|
before laying her egg
Silver-washed Fritillaries lay their ovum on Moss covered, north facing aspect of an Oak Tree, no more than 900mm [about 3 feet] from the ground. The Tiny ovum is attached to the Moss on the trunk of the tree.
|Freshly laid Silver-washed ovum|
|Two weeks later the ovum has turned black|
|A Silver-washed fritillary's ovum that has been sucked dry|
Small tortoiseshell's ovum are laid on the undersides of fresh growth of Common Nettle leaves in full sun, [Small Nettle is also used] in clusters of about 120 eggs, but can be a lot larger clusters. They hatch after about one to 3 weeks depending on the weather, hot, cold etc.
|Small Tortoiseshell's ovum on the underside of a Common Nettle leaf|
Small Whites lay their ovum on several plants including Garlic Mustard and other Wild Crucifiers, Brassicas, and Nasturtiums. The ovum is an off white when first laid.
|Freshly laid Small White ovum|
|Small White ovum about 24 hours before hatching|
All recorded hatching times of these ovums can vary because of weather conditions, hot, cold etc.