In the past week some of my Lemonia taraxaci pupae hatched. I tried to obtain a natural copula in a 35x35x35cm cage with fine netting with the first adults, but without any success. The females were restlessly crawling around in the top of the cage. I then tried to make a hand-pairing. The males easily grabbed the females , but the females were so agile that each time they got detached too early. Yesterday some new adults emerged. I put them in a large plant pot covered with netting and some sand with twigs in the bottom. Last night the females were hanging on to the twigs and calling, but this time the males were continously trying to find a way out of the pot and they never came close to the females.
Has anyone ever obtained a copula of a Lemonia species in captivity? I am very interested if in any information that can help me. By the way, I know I can also release some males outside at dusk and try to re-attract them with a female, but I have so few specimens that I find this a bit too risky.