Sunday, March 14, 2010

Large-yellow Underwing...

After being out for Mothering Sunday,we arrived back home and Trace managed to find a super Large-yellow Underwing larva in the front garden getting some unwanted attention from some Black Ants,so i quickly saved it and took the above shots of this distinctive species of Caterpillar.It is one of our most common species of Moth and it's flight season extends from June to October.The larva is found usually in areas of leaf litter like ours and is in the larval stage from August to early Spring when it then pupates underground.

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