Thursday, 24 August 2017

Norland moor and a cat for ID

Had a very pleasant and informative walk around Norland moor yesterday with the Halifax Scientific Society. As usual, micros were few and far between on the higher part of the moor - infact I only saw three all day, one Agapeta hamana, the other two being new ones to me :-) 

Eupoecilia angustana - larvae feed on flowers and seeds of Heather amongst other plants. A titchy tort at 6mm in length.

Epinotia trigonella at the base of a birch tree - the larvae feed on the leaves. Much larger than the previous species at 10mm.

Anyone know this one - should be easy. About 40 mm long, found scurrying across the towpath at Salterhebble and is now feeding on Ribwort Plantain...........


7 comments:

Chris said...

Clouded buff??

AndyC said...

Sure looks like Clouded Buff.....very smart adults , and very rare around here...

AndyC said...

Has to be White Ermine...

charlie streets said...

Yes, I think White Ermine looks the most likely, I didn't realise they had a dorsal stripe. It's the wrong time of year for Clouded Buff.

Colin D said...

Whute Ermine

charlie streets said...
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charlie streets said...

Yep, cheers everyone, White Ermine it is. It's been released on the allotment - plenty to eat there :-)