A female eclosed from the bunch of about 12 cocoons last night. There are 4 males who eclosed previously in with her, so she should have quite a good chance of finding a suitor! One of the males was right next to her last night. They were close enough to touch wings, but were not mating. Apparently I will know it when they start mating, as they remain connected for about 8 hours.
When I looked at her through the mesh cage, I thought she appeared to be a female by the less "bushy" antennae... but I wanted to make sure (plus, I wanted to take some pics if she was). So I reached in to get her, but when my hand brushed across the bottom back part of her wings, it was all wet. I thought she's peed on me, lol, and I drew my hand back... and there was a whitish-clear liquid on my hand. I wondered if she and the male had possibly mated, and this was his sperm that had leaked out onto the back of her wings. It kind of shocked me at first, but it didn't gross me out or anything. I've since found from Andrew that the liquid released is just their waste from the past 3 weeks or so in pupation. And apparently I should be expecting eggs within the next 3 days of a sucessful mating! Crossing my fingers for her...
Here are pics of her.