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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Withens Clough and Staups Moor

Withens Clough:  Loads of ringlets and small skippers, also butterwort, heath spotted orchid and a nice cluster of bog asphodel in flower.
On Staups Moor I found this caterpillar.  Can anyone identify it please?  It was about 2'' long.

Regards, Chris

5 comments:

ChrisJB said...

I've since found out that it is a red sword grass caterpillar.

Chris

AndyC said...

Very rare , not recorded locally before and only 2 Yorkshire records. Well done great find..

Steve Blacksmith said...

Can you email us please, Chris ? Your great find might affect land management.

AndyC said...

The larval stage is rare , the moth has a stronghold in Calderdale...

ChrisJB said...

Just letting you know Steve that I have emailed you with more precise details. I hope the email address I have for you is still current.

Chris