Friday, 4 April 2014

The longest wait...

Having collected mines of various Ericorania species last May and boxing them up more in hope than expectation, the first two E. chrysolepidella emerged yesterday after a wait of over 10 months, longer than the human gestation period.

Eriocrania chrysolepidella

 This was one of the mines: Paracrania (Eriocrania) chrysolepidella mine on Hazel Paracrania (Eriocrania) chrysolepidella mine on Hazel

1 comment:

  1. Nice one! That gives me hope as I have kept inspecting my pots each day for several months often with the thought of binning the lot. I will keep waiting.