19 September 2009

Fox Moths on Bryn Tip

Charles and Hilary Hipkin found large numbers of Fox Moth caterpillars on Bryn Tip (SS820923), with about 50 seen just in the grass along side the path in a distance of about 30 metres or so. This is an excellent colliery spoil site with a very strongly population of Dark Green Fritillary. Small numbers of Marsh Fritillary and Small Pearl-borded Fritillary were also recorded here in 2009 marking it as a site of at least local importance. (Photo C.R.Hipkin)

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