Friday, 22 October 2010

Can anyone help with id?

5 comments:

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Steve
Is the plant Bracken and are are larva visible as its hard to be sure from the photo ?

Steve Blacksmith said...

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.)

brian leecy said...

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 !

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Steve
The 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.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Thanks, guys.