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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Recent Ffos Las sightings

Garden tiger moth caterpillar seen 5th May

These lackey larva exhibited very strange behaviour when seen on 8th May as they appeared to dance as I approached. They reared up and waved around in what I assume must be a defence mechanism. Any ideas anyone?

This is my first small copper of the year, seen yesterday, 10th May.  I saw none on Ffos Las last year and only 2 in the whole of 2015.
My first small heath this year, also seen yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos Maggie and yes, you`re probably correct re the lackey larvae behaviour.