Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda
Fairly common in England and Wales, local in Ireland, both the adults and larvae are quite hairy.
The moths fly in May and June and are attracted to light.
The larva is similar to that of the Dark Tussock (Dicallomera fascelina), but is generally greenish or yellow, with four conspicuous tufts of yellow hairs. It feeds on a range of deciduous shrubs and trees, and used to be a pest of hop (Humulus lupulus), when it was commonly grown. do not be confused as to how the photo is on here this month. the photo was taken in 2006 .
Gatekeeper, Maniola tithonius.
CATTERPILLAR OF THE CINNABAR MOTH, THIS ONE WAS ON ONE OF THE CANAL TOW PATH GATES AT( 152 Aberbechan Road Bridge)
Re: Yellow and black caterpillar of the cinnabar moth,, these where in the field behind my house
- Large yellow underwing,Noctua pronuba,
ELEPHANT HAWK-MOTH,DEILEPHILA ELPENOR (SPHINGIDAE) CATTERPILLAR
LINK TO WIKS
ORANGE TIP ANTHOCHARIS CARDAMINES (PIERIDAE) THIS ONE WAS CAUGHT IN A SPIDERS WEB.
RED ADMIRALRED ADMIRAL VANESSA ATALANTA (NYMPHALIDAE)
RED ADMIRAL VANESSA ATALANTA (NYMPHALIDAE)
SMALL TORTOISHELL, Nymphalis urticae (Nymphalidae)
Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria (Satyridae)
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus (Satyridae)
Male Meadow brown, Maniola jurtina (Satyridae)
on colder days the butterflies will stay quite happily on my warm hands.
female Meadow brown
Comma, Nymphalis c-album(Nymphalidae)
Green-veined White, Pieris napi (pieridae)
- red admiral
- speckled wood , pararge aegeria
- The gatekeeper,maniola tithonius.
Common lacewing, (Chrisopidae)
Grey Dagger , Acronicta psi (Noctuidae)
Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata ( Geometridae).
White Plume-Moth. Pterophorus pentadactyla, (pterophoridae)
Large white, Pieris brassicae.( PIERDAE)
LARGE WHITE ON THE LAVENDER.