Saturday, 14 July 2012

Grizzly Goings on in the Gorse




Found quite a few Micros Cydia ulicetana around this large Gorse patch,and found a good few of these Pupae inside the seedpods,i opened one up to show.I noticed some small Parasitic Wasps also s earching out the seedpods,whether for ones still with Larvae inside or with Pupae in im not sure,i could clearly see the wasp inserting its Ovipositor into the Pods ! Uhm Nature ! i have retained a few Pupae to see what emerges.Regards Bri.

2 comments:

charlie streets said...

Quality work as usual Brian! Those wasps are persistant if nothing else.They're out in all weathers pretty much throughout the year searching for hosts.Maybe a good way for us to find the early stages is to watch them and see where they go?

brian leecy said...

Cheers Charlie,yes i agree watching where they go would reveal a lot,quite amusing how people seem to give you a wide berth for staring at a Gorse bush for 2 hours !! cant think why !