Tuesday, 8 October 2013

'Tis the season...for miners

Now is as good a time as any to get out there searching for leaf miner activity as they are pretty much everywhere in abundance right now.

He's a few more finds from this weekend:

Phyllonorycter stettinensis on Alder
Phyllonorycter stettinensis

Leucoptera laburnella on Laburnum
Leucoptera laburnella

Bucculatrix ulmella on Oak Bucculatrix ulmella
Stigmella lemniscella on Elm Stigmella lemniscella

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Rearing success with a tiny one

Been finding plenty of Phyllocnistis species mines this Autumn, including P. unipunctella on Poplar. Several of which emerged recently and one even sat still long enough to pose for the camera too. Phyllocnistis unipunctella reared ex mine on Poplar