Caterpillars head to head
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The highlight of last weeks trip to Trevose Lighthouse wasn’t the hoped for spectacular seawatching or early migrant birds this headland often produces but the numbers of caterpillars. On the sheltered south facing bank of the lane leading to the … Read More

Oak Eggar moth caterpillars
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A trip to Porthgwarra, a top sea-watching site on the extreme south west coast of Cornwall near Land’s End produced nothing noteworthy save two moth caterpillars! Only common seabirds were recorded and on the surrounding cliffs two Chough, a Black … Read More

Oak Eggar moths
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See updated Oak Eggar species page Male Oak Eggar moths are commonly seen flying during the daylight in search of resting females at this time of year in many parts of the UK. Here, along the coastline of South West … Read More

British day-flying moths in Cornwall: Oak Eggar
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See updated Oak Eggar species page We watched a male Oak Eggar flying frantically around the garden yesterday following the pheromone scent trail given off by a female hidden away in an ivy-clad shrub. As with other male Oak Eggars … Read More

Moth: Oak Eggar (Lasiocampa quercus) – female
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See updated Oak Eggar species page Common name: Oak Eggar Latin name: Lasiocampa quercus Family: Pterophoridae >> Lasiocampidae Flies: July to August in southern Britain This Photo Date: 24 July Location: garden, Marsland valley, North Cornwall and Devon county boundary … Read More