Monday, 31 August 2009

Strawberry mine


Here is a picof the mine found on Strawberry.? Any comments would be appreciated.

3 comments:

charlie streets said...

My own thoughts are this is probably S.aurella due to the apparently well dispersed frass at the latter stages of a couple of the mines. This can also be an effect of weathering if the mines are old so I would say further investigating is needed.

I've had quite a thorough search on my allotments for these mines on strawberry and found none which would suggest, if it is aurella, that they much prefer bramble.

Also, I found a Lime Hawkmoth larva wandering along the hospital boundary wall (allotment side) yesterday,which is not surprising given the amount of lime trees present.

AndyC said...

Thanks Charlie I will keep my eye on the strawberry patch.Lime Hawk is a good one did u get a pic.??

charlie streets said...

Nope, unfortunately.