Monday, 15 April 2013

Early stages: Scrobipalpa instabilella

One from the salt marsh for a change. There were hundreds and hundreds of these on Sea Purslane on the Medway Estuary near Oare yesterday, the feeding signs and larval spinnings are very obvious, so if you are near any salt marsh this is certainly one worth keeping an eye out for.

  Scrobipalpa instabilella tenanted mines
Scrobipalpa instabilella larva 
 Scrobipalpa instabilella mines

1 comment:

  1. Nice find Dave. Our regional recorder was thrilled to find this one on his patch last year - it was new for Northern Ireland!