Friday, 13 August 2010
A Ryton surprise in the week
This rather impressive Puss Moth caterpiller was discovered during the trimming of a Willow tree in Ryton, North Yorkshire during the week. Certainly a huge meal for any passing bird, the larva looks as superb as the adult it grows into.
Puss Moth larva pictures by Doug Fairweather
Also in the same area, a Mint Moth spp was in a herb garden and a Magpie (the moth... obviously!!!) was in an adjacent hedgerow.
Back in East Yorkshire, Howden was pretty quite. Nothing much other than the odd Migrant and Southern Hawkers in the Ashes playing field area of the town.