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Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 8:19 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
I think Tav's photo is the lackey
Having just taken a closer look at my photo I would agree.
Mine where defoliating a blackthorn & it looks very similar in your photo.
Does that fit with feeding habits of the Small Eggar?

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We used to look for Lackeys on Blackthorn and found a few on hawthorn.

Small Eggars (I had to look it up) seem to be similar, but a few other occasional foodplants are mentined.

Jamanda - your local entomology society may be interested to hear of your find. If there is a National Database they will pass your report on. (or not depending on their efficiency )

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

have seen this on blackthorn about a quarter of a mile away, but not here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not moths, a nettle dwelling butterfly caterpillar probably, but can anyone identify which one? They're quite small so probably quite young and yet to get their full colouration.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The only one I know which does that is the small tortoiseshell - which is why they are so vulnerable to the modern need to "Tidy everything up" !

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