Saturday, 18 December 2010

MERRY X-MAS......



Bingo,,,this emerged last night from one of the cats found in a folded birch leaf  at Knott wood on the 20th May this year with Bri and Martyn .When I looked in the tub the whole thing was frozen solid (it was -9 in the garage) I thought it must have been frozen to death )I saw the slighteast movment and within 30 seconds of it been blown on it was up and moving around.....Fantastic Female Mottled Umber..

6 comments:

Winston said...

fab result Andy.... let us know how in flies... er moves off upon release! Win

charlie streets said...

Nice one Andy,I think rearing one through might be my best bet to see one of the females.I remember on our field trip with Paul in N.Dean that he mentioned a Sycamore tree that gets stripped bare by these caterpillars - I'll have to give it a look.

martynbirder said...

great stuff Andy

charlie streets said...

It's a pity the weather's so cold at the moment,else you could have let her go and see how many males she could assemble.

AndyC said...

I let it go today and in its frozen state again as soon as it hit the air it came alive and started climbing the silver birch I had plac\ed it under . Its strange are they driven by date or temp...???

brian leecy said...

Great stuff Andy.some great moths seen for the year.roll on the Craggs for next Year.regards Bri.