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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Another Oak Eggar Larva

I found this Oak Eggar larva in no mans land on the paving slabs ...

... so I gave it a helping hand by placing it on a raspberry leaf at the back of the garden where it immediately started happily munching away.

I have high hopes of some adults in the trap around July time as this is the second larva found in the garden.
Despite their name, Oak is not the main foodplant. I have evidence of them feeding on Bramble, Hawthorn and this one chomping Raspberry leaves.
Last night was a bit wild and woolly weatherwise, with 50 mph gusts, unusual for May.
Undeterred, I put the traps on and was quite amazed to find 13 moths this morning, including a year first Scalloped Hazel which escaped the camera.
Garden Carpet
Scalloped Hazel, year first
Common Pug
Least Black Arches
Small Waved Umber
Shuttle-shaped Dart x 6
Hebrew Character
Least Black Arches

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