Monday, 18 May 2009

ID help please


Larvae feeding on Oak.(Dohhhh)

Cat on folded Birch Leaf 12mm long.

10 comments:

charlie streets said...

Your oak feeders are E. subpurpurella.Extremely abundant right now.

Derek Parkinson said...

Our old friend Eriocrania subpurpurella is an oak feeder.

charlie streets said...

Hi Derek, good to see you commenting here - just pipped you at the post :-)

AndyC said...

Thanks to you both ,when i found them ,I immediatly thought Eriocrania subpurpurella but then noticed it was an oak,??

charlie streets said...

That's what they feed on????

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Andy
I will have a go at your Birch cat tomorrow as I am all catted out now with Charlys mystery ! Trust you guys to select mystery cats from two of the most heavily used tree species, there must be around 40/50 species on Birch as well as Polyphagous ones.

brian leecy said...

have you got any more pics of cat,looks nearest to yellow horned,but head dosnt look right,is it black ? that cat of charlies is baffling,be interesting to see what that one is as well,nowt straight forward with larva !

AndyC said...

Yes Bri its Black.

brian leecy said...

Andy,check out cat id,yellow horned,early instar as black head,top right .

AndyC said...

Arrrr yes My brain has turned to scrambled egg...re..Eriocrania subpurpurella feeding on oak...