Monday, 13 January 2020

First Garden Moth Species Of The Year

Doing a bit of tidying up in the garden yesterday and I noticed a few of these on the Pyracantha. It's the mine of Firethorn Leaf Miner, the upper surface silvery blotches are easy to spot, as are the feeding larvae. I suspect most bushes will have a colony of these, if you have one nearby give it a once over and let me know if it's colonised, apparently supermarket car parks are good places to search.

I wonder what else that garden has to offer this year...……..


5 comments:

Edward Evans said...

You have had 1 more than me Charlie.

David Sutcliffe said...

I'll check the Pyrecantha in the garden Charlie. Thanks for the tip off to look out for.

David Sutcliffe said...

I can't find anything on mine at home after a careful look but there are some more to check nearby.
Still nothing doing at the moth trap - not a single one since 2 on 1st January.

Edward Evans said...

The weather has been erratic lately.

charlie streets said...

Lots of Fern Smut (Psychoides filicivora) mines on my garden Hart's Tongue Fern yesterday with at least one larva present.