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Well done to Sam ,he was up against some stiff operation Brian.
Thanks Joe. Some impressive images form the youngsters.
That's brilliant! A huge congrats to Sam. As has already been said, the standard of the images was clearly very high!
The boy done good!My moth expert friend is away on holiday again, but I'll contact him when he returns.Keep up the good work, yourself!
Brian,This is what my moth man says:The moth is a Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilinearta). As the name suggests it is usually yellow (in the south) but is darker and brown in colour in the north (sub species hibernica seems to fit the colour of this one best). The caterpillars feed on Cleavers (Goose grass) or Wormwood. It is reasonably common and occurs across much of Northumberland.
Thanks for the comments guys and thanks Ian for the info on the moth. I knew it would be common but a nice photo opportunity anyway. Please pass on my thanks to your friend. Brian.
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