Sunday, 1 June 2014

Larval hunt

On the night of 29th May I joined Ian Tillotson, Any Polkey,Russel Hobson, Adrian Fowles and George Tordoff on the SE Bog to find Rosy Marsh Moth caterpillars as it has recently been suspected they might have a more varied diet.
The photo is courtesy of George showing a caterpillar enjoying probably its last feed of bog rosemary, Andromeda polifolia , before pupating.
In the moth trap George set on the edge of the bog was  Neofaculta ericetella (a heather feeder) amongst a few macros.

2 comments:

  1. So who do I have to pester for the micro records then? lol ;-)

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    1. George Tordoff! He's a professional who has, with his father, previously supplied records from years of trapping in Cere so don't worry Ina!

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