Friday, 23 May 2014

2014: year of the abs?

Already this season I have encountered several aberrations or forms of otherwise fairly common species at greater frequency than before; perhaps just coincidence but gets you thinking...

Treble Lines ab. obscura
Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica ab. obscura)

Tawny-barred Angle f. nigrofulvata
Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata f. nigrofulvata)

Clouded-bordered Brindle ab. combusta
Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) ab. combusta

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Finding my Marbles

A trip to Gloucestershire and Worcestershire over the Bank Holiday allowed me to track down the feeding signs of the Mistletoe Marble (Celypha woodiana) in a very old orchard (just inside VC33).

Celypha woodiana mine
Celypha woodiana mines