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Moth ID, Poland (1 Viewer)

D Halas

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I'm wondering if this moth is identifiable from these two pictures, which I took in the Karkonosze Mountains in southwestern Poland on the 17th of June, 2015. The moth was on a rock alongside a trail in a north-facing cirque, close to a pond. The elevation at the site was 1200 m above sea level.
 

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D Halas

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It's an Eggar, possibly a female Oak Eggar?



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Thanks very much for the quick reply!

Wikipedia (if it can be relied upon in this situation) tells me that the only Lasiocampa species found in Poland are the Grass Eggar and Oak Eggar, and of the two, my moth certainly looks more like the Oak Eggar, so I'll go with that.
 
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