In the course of collecting some goosegrass (Galium aparine
), I came across this growth which I think may be the gall of Dasineura aparines
. Is the record of any interest?
|Gall on Galium aparine|
The link with moths? I recently had a Small Elephant Hawk-Moth in my trap, and whilst potted, it (she) obliged with three bright green eggs. I now have three empty egg-shells and two minute larvae (a case of cannibalism, perhaps?) in a container with some fresh goosegrass for food. Not sure whether to try and grow them to adulthood, or to release them when a little larger...
|Small Elephant Hawk-moth hatchling|