Thursday, 18 April 2013

Diplodoma laichartingella update 18 04 13

This Diplodoma laichartingella Larva came out of its Torpid State as the Temperatures increased.Seemed to feed on Dead Bark and as here on this Common Tree growing Moss Species ? Bri. Checked Callis Wood yesterday afternoon 26 04 13 ,really Chilly with that wind,struggled to find 1 Larval Case, must have checked most of the Beeches .Bri. Found 2 Active Larval Cases on Old Oak and 1 old case on Beech at Heights Wood on 01 05 13. Retained Larva stopped feeding on 01 05 13 and suspended itself from Anal Tip of Case by Silken Thread,Hopefully in readiness to Pupation !

3 comments:

charlie streets said...

An amazing shot Brian - everything on there apart from the kitchen sink.Love the way you've captured the larva grasping the moss.

brian leecy said...

Cheers Charlie,Fascinating to watch .hope it manages to Pupate later on.Bri.

AndyC said...

I reckon Mike Denton could tell what beetles it had used from that case...!!!Fantastic ,informative photo...your on a roll Bri...