Tuesday, 6 October 2015


This morning the sunshine started to get out and it was quite warm
I managed 5 Haworth's Minor still on Ragwort and this moth below which looked slightly smaller than them. ? Not identified yet if anyone can help..wondered about Ear Moth but am probably way off the mark !

Also along the drain and the res'r embankment
5+ Black Darters with another 2 in cop
1 unidentified large blueish Dragonfly
1 Sexton Beetle
3 Red Admirals
12+ Small Tortoiseshells
5 Silver Y's
And a large very white butterfly that took me by surprise when I disturbed it along the track. I thought it was like a Swallowtail Moth by it's size and similar shape only it was pure white. It flew off over the moor and I lost it in the distance. Was it just a fresh Large White (?) though there did not appear to be any black on it at all - baffled again !!! It was away too fast for the camera.


brian leecy said...

Hi Dave it's a Ear species,usually Large Ear in Calderdale but needs to heve genitalia examined to be sure which species !

AndyC said...

Ear moth sp very well spotted..........All other records of this species that have been looked at relate to Ear Moth...

AndyC said...

Its a good time of year for Clouded Yellow which can often look very pale.?

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Many thanks guys - where would I be without you !