2050 Common Footman larva collected from North Dean top/Greetland on May 8th 2014. Sometimes there can be dozens present sunning themselves on the dry stone boundary wall.
2050 Common Footman larva spinning a cocoon, May 8th 2009. Incorporating pieces of grit for camouflage and protection. Originally found at N.Dean top the previous month.
2050 Common Footman, June 2nd 2014. Reared from the larva pictured above.
2061 Buff Ermine, Skircoat Green cutting, June 2nd 2014. Captured by day.
2060 White Ermine larva on Sorrel, Bradshaw, Oct.6th 2013. A field observation.
2060 White Ermine, Copley village, May 29th 2014. A field observation on a garden wall. My first ever adult!
2063 Muslin Moth (female) captured by day by towpath at Elland Bridge, Apr.19th 2010. One of two females found resting on a mill wall.
2063 Muslin Moth, underside of the moth pictured above.
2064 Ruby Tiger larva, Fall Lane, Sowerby Bridge, Mar.22nd 2010. Collected by day from a dry stone wall.
2064 Ruby Tiger pupa, Apr.8th 2010. After bringing the above larva indoors, it spun up overnight on the nylon which was securing the top of the rearing pot. After gently cutting open the cocoon some days later, the pupa and shed larval skin are revealed.
2064 Ruby Tiger, Apr.15th 2010. Reared from the larva pictured above.
2069 Cinnabar larva on Ragwort, Copley meadow, July 30th 2012. A field observation.
2069 Cinnabar, by the towpath at Elland Bridge, May 15th 2014. A field observation of a freshly emerged moth.
2069 Cinnabar, North Dean meadow, June 14th 06. A field observation with the early morning dew on the vegetation.