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WEST NORFOLK: Dagger moth

8th August 2016

After my Whitlingham visit Cathy & I went to West Newton, on the edge of the Sandringham estate, to have lunch with a family friend. After we had eaten I went for a walk around her garden, seeing a young Green Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. I was particularly pleased to find the well camouflaged Grey or Dark Dagger moth. Theses species can't be separated in the field as adults, but the caterpillars do look noticeably different. Incidentally of the two, I have seen many more Grey Dagger caterpillars.

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