Six Spot Moth, on a recent visit to RSPB Conwy.
I just love the way those clear wings can look so black in the light.
Flickr Peak Rambler
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
OK, got my act together, here are the various photos of the caterpillar & the pupa. It certainly looks like Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)
Caught in the act, 3 caterpillars munching the sweetcorn core the 13 Aug
I put them in a pot with some cob & they ate well so I cleaned them up & took photos on the 15 Aug
But then they stopped eating I thought they died but no, all made little pupas, photo today 19 August
& it looks like ID is right, http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Gymnoscelis_Rufifasciata
This site is good too http://www.ukleps.org/ScientificNamesFamilyGroups.html
As I tend to see them all year around maybe they will hatch in a few weeks. Any ideas Wendy?
Day 16 for Garden Tiger larvae some of whom have been busily shedding skins (sorry for blur, water stain on lens after pond dipping session)
I counted 32!!
Named these two Eddie & Sid
Day 11 for Oak Eggars also shedding ... still 10 but one is hiding under bramble leaf
Their shed skins are long (as opposed to GT's which were scrunched up tiny balls of fluff which blew away before I could get pic!)
In reply to WendyBartter:
You really do an amazing job Wendy.
I thought this photo would make you laugh. In fact I did wonder if it shoud be censored as it made me blush! LOL It's a male Orange Footman (I think) in a rather unusual postion advertising his assets !!
Made me laugh too H ... Flasher!!
Just had to throw some fresh food on top of Garden Tigers this afternoon as there are some serious changes taking place & must not disturb ...
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