Thursday, 17 June 2010

wassat?


Found this interesting critter this evening. The antennae are very long. I have no idea what it is-do you?

4 comments:

JRandSue said...

We posted the same thing last week and wrongly called it a Cadisfly. Bennyboymothman correctly told us it is a Micro Moth called Nempphora Degeerella.

AndyC said...

This group of fantastic micros are commonly called 'longhorns'and can often be seen displaying in good numbers.

Iain G said...

Really interesting, thanks for the info JRandSue and Andy.It's a pity other species aren't so accomodating, I see all sorts but can't get the camera on most of them.

Anyone any tips for easy larvae to bring home to 'raise'??????????? I haven't a clue about moths and butterflies but all most interesting!

Andy what a great year for warblers- around my way at least. Whitethroats and Garden Warbs on almost every suitable bit of habitat and plenty of Blackcaps too. I've never seen it this good.

Defo Nuthatch nested in Shib and I had an additional single Nuthatch near Shibden Mill Inn. Oh and 2 GSW nest sites in the valley too.

AndyC said...

The thing with larvae and breeding is you must find the foodplant so you can feed it and put some soli in a tub and hope it pupates.....see latest post on Gothic....