This blog has been set up so local people can find out what is going on in the world of Moths, Butterflys and dragonflies in Calderdale.If you have any ID problems put up your photo's and someone will try and help you to id it.
Hi SteveIs the plant Bracken and are are larva visible as its hard to be sure from the photo ?
No, it's Cotoneaster horizontalis. The leaves went brown and shrivelled under the web. Don't think any larvae were seen. (A member of the public sent me the photo.)
Interesting that Steve,can only come up with 2 species so far Lackey and Small Eggar,not sure if Cotoneaster Horizontalis as been recorded as a foodplant,but its possible,blackthorn/hawthorn sallows,also other trees and shrubs are recorded in both species in contintal europe stated in Collins !! Bri.ps they do get s eggars in Yorkshire !
Hi SteveThe only species I can think of that I have seen personally making a web like this is a micro moth called Hawthorn Moth (Scythropia crataegella) but the date is wrong for this species I think.
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