The cherry picker allowed us to reach the dizzy heights of 18m above ground. In theory the machine would allow us a little higher but it was a little un-nerving at anything over 15m, with the basket swaying as we moved about in it.
|Cherry picker in action|
|Scarce Hook-tip larva, 14mm|
We found plenty other species of interest: larvae of Pale Tussock, Red-necked Footman, Buff-tip, Lime Hawk, Roeslerstammia erxlebella, as well as the two Small-leaved Lime specialist micro-moths Salebriopsis albicilla (4 larvae) and Dichomeris ustalella (21 larvae).
|Pediopsis tiliae (a nationally scarce lime specialist leafhopper)|
|Longhorn beetle Pogonocherus hispidus|
|Nymph of the leafhopper Ledra aurita|
All in all an interesting two days.