British Moths - chrismattison

Pale Tussock moth, Calliteara pudibunda, Catbrook, Monmouthshire, May. Family Erebidae. This species was formerly a pest of the hop-growing industry and its numbers were greatly reduced by the use of insecticides. In recent years, as such measures have become unnecessary, its numbers have increased again.

1705243312Calliteara pudibundaErebidaeMayMonmouthshirePale Tussock Mothmoth