Friday, 26 August 2016

Tywi Wildwood

While water vole surveying for WTSWW yesterday I was lucky enough to see a puss moth caterpillar (I've always wanted to see one) and while photographing that I saw this on an adjacent willow. It looks like a prominent of some kind but can anyone be more specific please?
The only other moth activity was a few silver Y, chevron, diamond-back moths, Agriphila straminella and a Catoptria margaritella.

6 comments:

  1. What a great find and a lovely photo. Am most envious! I believe this to be a Pebble Prominent larva, second generation.
    Carolyn.

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  2. I got very excited for a while thinking this might be Large Dark Prominent but I agree with Carolyn, a much more likely, Pebble prominent.
    Tony

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  3. Thanks both, a wonderful looking caterpillar with some amazing subtle colours - shame the light wasn't better!

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  4. Good that's solved, now back to working out what WTSWW stands for...

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  5. Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales!

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  6. Excitement over...Tony is back to preparing his entries for Talybont show tomorrow.

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