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The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)

Orgyia antiqua Orgyia antiqua
  • Cambridge, (larva) 13 Sep 2002; (adult) 8 Sep 2016.
  • BF: 2026
  • This adult is a male; females are wingless and sedentary, laying eggs on the remains of their own cocoons
  • Late instar larvae have distinctive 4 tufts: these are not present on the early instars
  • NBN Atlas


Dingy Footman Eilema griseola (Hübner, [1803]))

Eilema griseola
  • Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR TL479583; 28 Jul 2015.
  • BF: 2044
  • So I'm told. There are several similar Footman species.
  • Feeds on various lichens.
  • NBN Atlas


The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tyria jacobaeae Tyria jacobaeae
  • Cambridge, 19 Jun 2002.
  • BF: 2069
  • Length: 15mm
  • The conspicuous yellow & black larvae feed on Ragwort and other Senecio spp.
  • NBN Atlas


Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Euclidia glyphica
  • Cambridge (Coldhams Common TL474584), 14 Jun 2016.
  • Subfamily: Erebinae. BF: 2463
  • A day-flying moth, often found in company with Burnet moths (Zygaena spp.)
  • Larvae feed on clover (Trifolium) and trefoil (Lotus)
  • NBN Atlas


Straw Dot Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763)

Rivula sericealis
  • Cambridge (Lammas Land TL448576), 1 Sep 2001.
  • Subfamily: Rivulinae. BF: 2474
  • Larvae feed on various grasses
  • NBN Atlas


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