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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Caterpillars found on the Archaeology Walk on 25/7/15

We saw two of these close together on Midgley Moor on Saturday.

They didn't immediately strike me as being like Oak Eggar Moth caterpillars, which I have identified before, but it seems that is what they are. 

The others were more uniformly brown as I remember.

There is a picture of an adult male Oak Eggar lower down. Our sub-species is apparently Northern Oak Eggar.

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