Moths

The caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth. But there are also larvae that look a lot like a caterpillar, but are not. They belong to sawflie...

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A caterpillar or not?

Plakker / Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

I regularly receive questions from readers about animals that have been seen, usually to help identify the species. For example, I recently got two qu...

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Two different species?

In the winter period the chance that you see a butterfly is very small. Probably one will pop up once the warm winter sun shines and the temperature i...

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Sugaring for moths

In recent weeks I have been out in the evenings regularly. Looking for females. With my wife’s approval, don’t worry. Armed with a decent ...

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Chasing the women…