Friday, 28 January 2011

Whiteholme Drain 28 01 11


Plenty of these 395 Glyphipterix haworthana,larval spinnings about at Whiteholme Drain,and Langfield Common,this was spun up on Crowberry.regards Bri.

5 comments:

Winston said...

Thanks Brian, must look out for the adults in May. Not seen this one, looks rather attractive. Win

brian leecy said...

Hi Win,havnt had much luck finding adults so far iv tried searching also with actinic no luck so far ,only ones ive seen are what have emerged from the cottongrass seedheads.wonder if Paul has seen adults on his travels ? good luck let us know if you find any,regards Bri.

Winston said...

aha, I didn't realise they were so elusive. Will let you know of any encounters. Has anyone else had any sightings?

Madyorkshiregit said...

Brian...The adult moth shown on Ian Kimbers UK moth site is of an adult that emerged from a spinning I took to Ian for him to get some photos. Ian did not have any images at that time so I went out following Tutt's tips and found the larval spinnings on Cotton Grass on the Calderdale side of Blackstone edge.

They should occur anywhere Cotton Grass occurs on the moors around Calderdale. I need to check my notebooks as I don't think I entered the records in MM as my computer was bust at the time. But I'm sure we found larval spinnings from January through to April and adults flying after April/May.

All you need to do to find the larval spinnings is too look for the whitish mass spun to Cotton Grass from now onwards. As Emmet suggests any found now will be occupied by pupa, as all the dead larvae will have had their spinnings blown away by winter gales. Sue, Ian and I found our first spinnings within 5 mins of looking over the first patch of Cotton Grass we looked over.

brian leecy said...

Cheers for comments ,there are plenty of larval spinnings locally,i have pics of adults that have emerged from seedheads of cottongrass.its the Adults on the wing i havnt had any success with as yet,as any body else ?