Thursday, 13 October 2016

Larva ID help

With the cooler nights my moth numbers have dropped significantly and I still have quite a list of commoner moths I am hoping to see this year (e.g. Brick, Feathered Thorn, any Quakers). However, I was pleased to add Grey Shoulder-knot to my list on Sunday night with a second on Tuesday.

Grey Shoulder-knot

This morning I found this larva on a dead twig beneath an oak tree although it could just as easily have come from the surrounding grasses or other low-growing vegetation. Any help with its identification would be appreciated.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Definetly fully fed Green Silver-lines larva, Andy - i've reared quite a few over years. Hope you've kept it to overwinter!

  2. Thank you I will try rearing it.


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