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Oak Eggar (Lasiocampa quercus) Ekspinnare

Here the caterpillar is eating grass.

 

The Oak Eggar, despite its name, does not feed on Oak, but is so-called because the shape of its cocoon is acorn-like.

The red-brown males fly during the day, especially in sunshine, whereas the larger, paler females are nocturnal and can be attracted to light.

 

Ref.: ukmoths.org.uk

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Taken on August 14, 2008