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BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild Spring -

Beau­ti­fully cam­ou­flaged against bark, this spring moth is eas­ily missed. Its cater­pil­lars feed on a va­ri­ety of broad-leaved trees, not just oaks, and the freshly emerged adults of­ten rest awhile on tree-trunks. As with many moths, you can tell the males by their larger feath­ery an­ten­nae, with which they track down fe­males’ pheromones. Ne­mophil­i­acs ( for­est lovers) will be out in force to record this and other species as part of the Big For­est Find, a cit­i­zen­science project cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of the Forestry Com­mis­sion.

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Big For­est Find: forestryen­g­land.uk/100/big-for­est-find

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