Thursday, 7 February 2013

Slim pickings plus macro early stages

The weather, and the fact it is still only early February, conspires to restrict what adult moth activity there might be and as a result, records to the garden trap are few and far between.

Daytime early stage searches have been pretty successful as far as micros go, as per my latest post on my sister blog:

But I also managed to find this Brimstone Moth larva by torchlight (I was actually searching blackthorn for female Early Moth, to no avail as yet this year).

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) larva

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) larva

The only other macro ('honorary' status at least) early stage find of note has been more larvae, galls and emergence holes of Raspberry Clearwing.


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