Thursday, 25 October 2012

call for records

Any records for this year will be put into mapmate and sent to the YNU etc.
Thanks Andy

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

On the allotment.

At barely 4mm long this Firethorn Leaf Miner just fitted in to my camera’s field of view as used with the microscope at 20x. It was a awaiting its fate in a spider's web and resembled a small grass seed husk to the naked eye. 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Friday ,19,Oct.2012

A male Common Darter was a good find for up here today along with 3 Small tortoiseshell nectaring on lavendar and a Winter moth type flying in the sunshine .In the trap last night 1 Mottled Umber ,3 Blairs Shoulder Knot,2 Common Marbled Carpet,1 Black rustic,1 November Moth agg,Light Brown Apple Moth,White shouldered House Moth , Spruce and Red green Carpet.

Monday, 15 October 2012

last of the Butterflies

This may well be the last of the butterflies this year, 2 red Admiral,2 small Tortosieshell and a Specled wood in the garden on Sunday,the moths have been hard to find but 2 silver Y's nectaring on lavendar,1 Red Green carpet behind the greenhouse,1 Blairs shoulder Knot to the back light and 2 White shouldered House moth in the garage.The last of the Large yellow Underwings,Lunar Underwing and Light Brown Apple moth in the trap.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Mouth watering stuff!

How the other half live!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Epermenia chaerophyllella.

I had a couple of these emerge today from larvae found feeding on the underside of a Hogweed leaf in North Dean last month. Nice to see a leaf miner from a different family once in a while.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Broom Moth Larva on Hard Fern

Found this Broom Moth Larva feeding on Hard Fern Blechnum spicant. and though a common Moth species, and its Larva are found feeding on various plants,this ones  the first i have seen feeding on Hard Fern.