I found the caterpillar in Donegal, Ireland. It's about 10 miles from the beach and there's bog land nearby if that helps.
If I were from the UK maybe, but I am in the US so I cannot be trusted to id an Irish cat from description only :-)
I found a caterpillar in my garden today but I can't w]quite figure out what it is... It looks very similar to a brown tail moth but it has no white tufts, only orange, but it has white dots/dashed in between the lowest tufts on it's sides and I think another line of white down the middle of it's back but I can't be sure because I can't get a good loot at it from how it's sitting no, do you know what it could be? I suppose it could be a brown tail but I'm doubtful
Maybe, what is the location (country, state) you saw it in?
Found this Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela) sitting on my front porch the other night. What a little sweetie! No idea why it’s face-planted on the stone floor though - glad I didn’t step on it.
Pretty psyched to finally have found one of these Bad-wings (Dyspteris abortivaria) in my yard last night. Bugguide.net says the name comes from the fact that their stubby little hindwings make it really difficult to pin specimens. I think it makes them look cute .
I’ve fallen a bit behind on BotD so we’re doing a double-shot today…
I found this small cluster of pink pearlized stink bug eggs (Pentatomidae sp.) on a window on the back of the house. I hate that the shot is half out of focus, but I love that I can see the details around where the momma stink bug attached the eggs to the glass. (Hopefully not a Brown Marmorated ;-))
Thought this Speckled Xylesthia Moth (Xylesthia pruniramiella) was a bit of bird poop…glad I decided to point the digicam at it!
This is a pretty awesome little brown beastie, no? I found this Sigmoid Prominent moth (Clostera albosigma) at one of my black lights last week. Love that little white squiggle on the wings!
My mint was covered with these adorable little brown lacewings (Micromus sp.) when I was out photographing the other night.
This Eulithis moth was high enough up on the door of my shed that I caught a nice view of the underside. This is a tough genus so justEulithis sp. for now…