Thursday, 26 October 2017

Hendre Woods

I was at Hendre Woods (near Monmouth) today to check on some habitat management work we've had done to try and increase the amount of Wood Spurge for Drab Looper. I spent a few minutes looking for leaf mines and was pleased to find Ectoedemia angulifasciella on wild rose
I've been looking out for this species on rose this autumn but until today had only found mines of Stigmella anomalella/centrifoliella. Note the greenish white larva of angulifasciella (very different from the bright yellow larvae of the Stigmella species on rose) and also the broader mine forming a 'false blotch' in its later stages.

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  1. I`ll have to keep my eyes open for that one. Well done.

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