Sunday, 15 April 2012

Struck gold at the mine....

A brand new species for me this week, albeit very far from Kent.

Found lots of mines of the adventive, olive-feeding species Prays oleae at a garden centre in South Yorkshire.  Which is very fitting as this species was first reported in the UK from a garden centre in Surrey in 2009: garden centres are of course where it is easiest to find olive trees in the UK!

Prays oleae
Prays oleae
Prays oleae larva

Very pleased to add this to the list.


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