ST5111 : Oak Beauty

taken 9 years ago, near to Hardington Mandeville, Somerset, Great Britain

Oak Beauty
Oak Beauty
Biston strataria. The caterpillar of this moth feeds not only on oak leaves but also on other deciduous trees including birch, lime, hazel and sloe leaves. Common in England and Wales but less frequent in Scotland and Ireland. Its beautiful colouring serves as an excellent camouflage on the lichen covered trunk of an oak tree.
In this instance there were two resting on the wall of the house. The best time to notice them is in early spring when they begin to fly.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 March, 2009
Category
Moths   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 519 114 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.0256N 2:41.0627W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 519 114
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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