Monday, 5 March 2012

Mysterious Moth

After watching Countryfile last night which featured a rather cuddly looking highland calf reminded us of a blog that never happened... The following fellow or female was photographed on our sink in the garage last August...



At the time we could not conclusively identify it and after another trawl of the internet today we can't find anything like it. Several moths are similar but not identical.

So all you entomologists out there...
It is rather cuddly though like a small teddy bear!

6 comments:

Jean said...

Dunnowotitisbutitsverynice !!
I'm sure there are people who do know, though !!

Susan said...

Female Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus.

Tim said...

It is an Oak Eggar... a female [pale, honey brown wings and unfeathered antennae]... she was probably looking for somewhere stupid to lay her eggs. See Susan's entry about a close relative the Fox Moth which laid eggs on a door. We've had both Fox Moth and Oak Eggar laying on our window frames and doors... as well as another in the same group... the Emperor Moth.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I was about to say the Susan will have your answer but she has beaten me to it :) Tim was even faster! Diane

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Tell you what, Diane, next time we'll give you a head start!!

Lesley said...

More like a Teddy's ear!