See amazing creatures on Horsell Common
A stunning Pale Tussock Moth (Calliteara pudibunda), was spotted by a volunteer. It was probably a fully fed larva that was wandering around looking for a suitable place where it could pupate. Fairly common in England and Wales, the adults are sexually dimorphic; the females are generally larger and plainer in appearance. The males have more contrasting markings and usually smaller. Both exhibit the distinctive forward-facing ‘furry’ legs at rest.