Oak Eggar Moth

One of the benefits of working outdoors is the huge variety of species you encounter. This is the 5th instar stage of Lasiocampa quercus, the Oak Eggar Moth. There wasn’t an oak tree in sight but they will happily feed on a wide range of food plants. This specimen was found at Broadcroft Nature Reserve, Portland – managed by the Butterfly Conservation Trust.

2016-02-10T19:48:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Conservation, Ecology, Latest posts|