Friday, 27 May 2016

Hedgerow bashing

A quick bash of a hedge full of White Bryony at The Bryn yesterday, on the slim chance of Phtheochroa rugosana (no such luck - look it up on UKMoths to see why I want to find one!), produced a couple of other Micros.  These were Glyphipterix simpliciella, Anthophila fabriciana, Mompha subbistrigella and two Phyllonorycter.  The tiny size of these is indicated by the photos of P. trifasciella, which lives on Honeysuckle; its companion was the strikingly marked (but poorly photographed) P. geniculella, which feeds on Sycamore.  We're getting into peak diurnal Micro season, so please take your nets out and catch some interesting stuff!

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