Monday, 27 February 2012

Weekend round-up: good variety

Added quite a few species to the year list both with adults from the garden MV trap and searches for other stages in local woodland.

The garden trap yielded new for year:

Ypsolopha mucronella

Emmelina monodactyla

plus more Agnopterix heracliana

Trunk searching in King's Wood, Challock, gave good numbers of Taleporia tubulosa cases (see below): these are very well camouflaged, but their preference for the smooth bark of Beech trees makes the task less difficult.  Also found a few Coleophora sp. cases in crevices on Beech trees.

Also searching on Broom showed that Agonopterix assimilella larvae are very plentiful right now.  The larvae feed from the safety of a larval spinning and are pretty easy to locate.

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