Thursday, 11 July 2019

Leaf Miners

I found a mine of this Red Birch Pygmy (P.ulmifoliella) around 18 days ago at "Treacle Wood" near the Cromwell cabin. It emerged last Saturday morning. I was quite happy with the photo of this tiny moth.

This Common Thorn Pygmy (S.crataegella) mine was at Copley meadow a couple of days ago complete with a distinct green larvae and red frass. It quickly vacated and spun a tiny cocoon (below) - it should emerge next March sometime, hopefully......

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