British Wildlife 24.4 April 2013

Identification: Web-building moth larvae in the British Isles

These days, it is a common occurence in spring, throughout much of the UK, to see hedgerows or indvidual trees and bushes draped in silk and stripped of their leaves. This is the result of a feeding strategy adopted by a few species of moth larvae, and from time to time the outbreaks are spectacular. 

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