Monday, 22 February 2016

Pammene regiana

After searching on and off over the years I finally found quite a few cocoons and a couple of larvae of this species.
They were all on one Sycamore tree under loose bark - this larva was disturbed from its cocoon when I pulled the bark off - I've "re-housed" it.

The tree was by the towpath near Cromwell Bottom.

Most pieces of bark had cocoons under them but only two were found to contain live larvae - I'll try and rear them through.

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Great find ..hope they make it , as the adults are stunning .....

brian leecy said...

Great Find ,hope you successfully rear them through.

David Sutcliffe said...

In Shibden Valley this morning and checked the basef of several large Beech trees (without success !) and walked straight past lots of Sycamores ......another challenge !

charlie streets said...

Good luck Dave. There seems to be a real dearth of bagworms in Calderdale but they are here - just very hard to find. They're easier to find in spring when they start moving up to feed and pupate.