I have been meaning to let you know this snippet of exciting news for a few days now. When we were visited by the West Dorset Ranger team a couple of weeks back, one of the volunteers got rather excited over what we thought to be a tent moth web. He had reason to beieve that it was in actual fact a Small Eggar moth. With confirmation from Matthew Oates, it is in actual fact the small eggar moth (Eriogaster lanestris) larval web which is scarce and rapidly declining. This is new to Collard. The moth flies in late winter. The adults, which fly in February and March, are seldom seen, but the larvae, when present, live gregariously in silken webs on the foodplant, hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). Photos of the webs are below.