Gallery - Eggar Moths
Femail much paler and usualy paler and usualy greyer. Males fly day and night. Heaths, moors, open woodland and hedgerows. Feeds on bramble, heather and other low growing shrubs.
Ranges from pale buff to brick red, woods and hedgerows
Prefers damp grassland, moorland and fens up to around 1500m. The name comes from the caterpillars habit of drinking droplets of water.
Likes lightly wooded areas and especially in hedgerows. Larvae feed communally on Blackthorn and Hawthorn.
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