Wyre Forest Study Group

May 2018
Great Prominent (Peridea anceps)

This moth, so well camouflaged on the oak trunk, has recently emerged, having spent the winter as a pupa underground. The caterpillars feed on oak leaves, so this species is not uncommon in the Wyre Forest.

Great Prominent, Town Coppice, 2 May 2018

photograph by Rosemary Winnall