Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Wood Sage.

Went out to the local wood sage patch today ,but no sign of C.britanniodactyla,I did find a lot of the above in the tops of spun together heads of wood sage.?Also 2 Small yellow underwing,1 Scoparia ambigualis, 9 Glypipterix fuscoviridella and Cocksfoot moth.


Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Andy
Looks like Bilberry Tortrix (Aphelia viburnana) to me. I found its opposite number yesterday in grasses Timothy Tortrix "Aphelia paleana".

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Might be worth rearing this cat through as I have just looked through Bradley and the description of the larval stage of A.unitana is very similar to viburna. I cannot find an image of the cat on my usual sites so am unable to compare.

A.paleana (Timothy Tortrix) and A unitana are very difficult to seperate its says in the book so its probably as well to rear through to see if you can get a good new record. That being said I still favour viburnana as the most likely

AndyC said...

Thanks Paul,Im sure Brian had one of these earlier on in the year at langfield.?