Friday 15 June 2012

A rare one emerges

In a follow up to the earlier post: an adult has now emerged.

Metzneria aestivella, reared ex pupa, Fowlmead Country Park, Kent. Emerged
Metzneria aestivella reared ex pupa on Carline Thistle, emerged  Fowlmead CP, Deal, East Kent. Metzneria aestivella
However, it is not actually one of the first 'batch', it is from a pupa found just this Sunday (10th June) at a different location, Fowlmead Country Park near Deal, East Kent.  The adult emerged 14th June.

Once again, the Carline Thistle seedhead gave away the presence of this moth as there was a slightly raised tuft of seeds above where this pupa was found.

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