MartinWood14: Brown tail https://t.co/iSwilD6zS8

MartinWood14: Brown tail https://t.co/iSwilD6zS8

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Tweet Contents Brown tail https://t.co/iSwilD6zS8
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Tweet Author Martin Wood
Tweet Date Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 18:00
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Common Name Brown-tail
Scientific Name Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Kitten, Prominent and Tussock moths
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Summary

The brown-tail moth is actually very familiar to any of who walk in the countryside although more so as a caterpillar than a flying moth. The larvae live in large communal webs on bushes and trees, especially bramble but also on hawthorn and blackthorn. The caterpillars are well known for causing skin iritations if handled.

This is a very common moth in coastal areas of Dorset, one could describe it as abundant, and the adults fly at night in July and August but are rarely seen by day.

The are called brown-tail moths but of course they have no tail! Their abdomen is brown which gives the brown tailed appearance.


 

 

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Brown-tail from last night, only second-ever here #teammoth https://t.co/jNy8NnXDFN
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01/07/2017 - 20:30
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Tweet Date:
15/07/2017 - 18:00
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Title: Martin Wood

Green Woodpecker

Tweet Date:
17/01/2017 - 15:30
Last viewed: 16 hours 6 min ago
Total views: 165
Title: Martin Wood

Golden Plover at Maiden Castle

Tweet Date:
22/01/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 2 days 4 hours ago
Total views: 144
Title: Martin Wood

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes

Tweet Date:
17/02/2017 - 14:45
Last viewed: 1 day 23 hours ago
Total views: 142
Title: Martin Wood

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes

Tweet Date:
24/02/2017 - 22:45
Last viewed: 1 day 18 hours ago
Total views: 144
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: #LytchettFields lots of Primrose's at Lytchett Fields looking goon in the sun https://t.co/xPhQFSOxbe

Tweet Date:
25/03/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 3 days 4 hours ago
Total views: 142
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Record shot of Green Sandpiper #LytchettFields https://t.co/luN00vSvSP

Tweet Date:
25/03/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 39 min 33 sec ago
Total views: 166
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: #LytchettFields Do you know what this fly/bee is @Lytchettbirder taken at Lytchett Fields today https://t.co/7pz16yiYrv

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25/03/2017 - 20:15
Last viewed: 2 days 2 hours ago
Total views: 124
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: The 3 Egyptian Geese on the large island in south lake at Longham Lakes this morning. https://t.co/X7CUuyjwM7

Tweet Date:
22/04/2017 - 22:45
Last viewed: 21 hours 17 min ago
Total views: 105
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: @DorsetBirdClub @RetroGamer_Daz male and female gargany on south lake this evening https://t.co/aNbQzrKRdl

Tweet Date:
18/05/2017 - 19:15
Last viewed: 3 hours 8 min ago
Total views: 62
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Roe Deer on small island in south lake this evening. https://t.co/t4KhU5bXy6

Tweet Date:
18/05/2017 - 21:45
Last viewed: 1 hour 10 min ago
Total views: 74
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: @DominicCouzens @DorsetBirdClub @PatchBirding yesterday evenings Garganey https://t.co/x1xgDLrMpD

Tweet Date:
19/05/2017 - 10:00
Last viewed: 20 hours 40 min ago
Total views: 81
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Grey Wagtail, my favourite wagtail, at Longham Lakes this afternoon https://t.co/9FYIglGyBv

Tweet Date:
20/05/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 1 day 15 hours ago
Total views: 86
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Anyone know what type of flower this is, growing among reeds and the edge of South Lake Longham. https://t.co/aJp8PMrwRT

Tweet Date:
26/05/2017 - 13:45
Last viewed: 10 hours 24 min ago
Total views: 64
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: RT @UKBMSLive: First Silver-studded Blues for the year on Stoborough Heath transect today. https://t.co/m4GEIiB17c

Tweet Date:
02/06/2017 - 06:45
Last viewed: 11 hours 57 min ago
Total views: 89
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: My first faded Green Carpet. Excited to be having a go at my first moth trapping my thanks to @msabirder https://t.co/QIkp4yeYXm

Tweet Date:
04/06/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 1 day 2 hours ago
Total views: 67
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: My first Elephant Hawk-Moths @BritishMoths cracking moths these hawk moths https://t.co/NtGO9Yzwkd

Tweet Date:
21/06/2017 - 23:00
Last viewed: 5 hours 15 min ago
Total views: 31
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: RT @fled1000: I've been waiting for this ! My first ever buff tip -------- @NatureUK @MothIDUK #teammoth https://t.co/FoN1HzeXMk

Tweet Date:
07/07/2017 - 21:45
Last viewed: 1 day 18 hours ago
Total views: 33
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Swallow-tailed Moth https://t.co/udcTJkutCE

Tweet Date:
08/07/2017 - 09:30
Last viewed: 2 days 19 hours ago
Total views: 25
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Large Yellow Underwing. https://t.co/CT0oVOYYRy

Tweet Date:
08/07/2017 - 09:00
Last viewed: 2 days 12 hours ago
Total views: 26
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Can anyone tell me what type of Dragonfly this is at Longham Lakes. One of the Red Vain Darters? https://t.co/ktgGC1iPW8

Tweet Date:
08/07/2017 - 19:45
Last viewed: 4 days 2 hours ago
Total views: 21
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Scalloped Oak https://t.co/2aYdikmNH3

Tweet Date:
09/07/2017 - 12:00
Last viewed: 1 day 6 hours ago
Total views: 37
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Brown tail https://t.co/iSwilD6zS8

Tweet Date:
15/07/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 5 hours 21 min ago
Total views: 27

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