Sunday, 24 July 2011

Oak Eggar

I saw this caterpillar yesterday on the lovely heathland on top of Aaron Hill, between Sowerby and Crag Vale. I am guessing at Oak Eggar moth but maybe someone can confirm? Also disturbed a few Small Heath butterflies and saw about a dozen Small Tortoiseshell on the thistle flowers.


AndyC said...

Seems to be a good year for Small Tortoiseshell with 10 in Northowram yesterday and /5 at Elland.Lots of Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns about at Elland along with Comma,Speckled Wood,Small skipper,Large and Small Whites and a couple of Peacocks. Any one seeing Purple Hairstreak over the next few weeks could they let me know as S.Cummings is trying to film them this year.?
Oak egger looks good.

Philip said...

Thanks Andy for confirming Oak Egger. Lots of Meadow Browns at Sunnyside, Tod.