Monday, 15 June 2009

Bad micros shots



The thing with micros is i carnt get any decent photos,The tiny 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana is a real gem and the other crippled one emerged from wood sage overnight,the only thing of note is its long snout and black/white coloration.???

4 comments:

charlie streets said...

Hi Andy, I just meant there weren't any records posted not people actually photographing them.Although I remember NMN last year and not one micro came to the light despite good numbers of macros - strange.

charlie streets said...

I'm not sure if this is relevant here Andy, but if any of my larva spin leaves together to pupate or do so in a leaf mine I always remove the pupa, under the microscope,as the leaves always seem to dry out and become quite tough and I would have thought that would hamper the moth in emerging. Coincidentally, I had just done this the C. quercana yesterday.

AndyC said...

I guess micros are not as attracted to light as Macros or do most people not bother with there smaller cousins.??

oldsoulrebel said...

I usually get at least 10 macros for every micro, although I must admit I just let them go

Martyn