Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Project Tityrella





In response to Charlie's links to Dereks 'Project Tityrella' on Yorkshire moths, I have been out looking and (for once) have been successful in finding what I was looking for. A nice pic of the leaf mine and its occupant below. Does the cat drop to earth to pupate through the winter or stay in the leaf? Also saw many 100's of mines in privet leaves, what are these (see top)









5 comments:

brian leecy said...

mine on privet,caloptilia syringella,i think,abundant on lil
ac ash privet this year especially,all the best Bri.

Winston said...

Brian - thats brilliant. seen the mines lots and this micro is one of my favourites but never associated the two, Good to think there should be a bumper crop of them next year.
Win

Winston said...

Just been out and overhanging the boat is an ash tree. On some of the small branches nearly every leaf end is curled over, dried out and full of frass. One such leaf tenanted.Now... how comeI havenever noticed this before? answer, because I never looked. Win

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Winston said...

and now I know the origin of the name 'syringella' thanks again. Win