Friday, 1 April 2016

BAGWORMS!

Hi all,


I had a productive walk around Stainland yesterday and found a few things of interest - the highlight being a couple of Narycia duplicella cases both with larvae inside so hopefully there'll be some adults to follow. They only took about seven years to find...............
 Above (dorsal) and below (lateral) are different views of the same case, around 6mm long. Tapered at both ends, wider on the ventral surface with flanges down both sides and covered with tiny algae particles.



 A second case below.

Also this 4mm long case and larva of a presumed Coleophora lutipennella agg, found on the leaf buds of oak.

And a quick wander around Norland moor a few days ago with a sweep net produced this 16mm long Northern Eggar and a neglected Rustic larva (bottom).


7 comments:

Colin D said...

Excellent post Charlie and great set of pictures

brian leecy said...

Well done ! I've never found any yet of this species,do they favour facing any particular aspect Charlie ?

charlie streets said...

Thanks guys, they were on opposite sides of the path so no particular preference with these two. The walls were quite rich in both algae and lichens though.

AndyC said...

Your getting good at finding those needles ....in the haystack...great photos...did you see Stonechat on norland Moor.???

charlie streets said...

I think if you're in the right place duplicella will be quite easy to find if the substrate isn't too uneven.
Very little life at Norland apart from a few mipits and lots of dogs.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!

David Sutcliffe said...

Fantastic finds and like the photos.