Saturday, 19 April 2014
Combe Down Moths
Caloptilia syringella - Combe Down, Bath
This leaf mining micro moth emerged today from a 'leaf mine' on Ash collected last November. This species commonly feeds on Lilac, Privet and Ash.
The Streamer, Combe Down, Bath
Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner, Combe Down, Bath
At just 3.5mm long millions of these beautiful little micro moths have disfigured thousands of Horse Chestnut trees in the south of the country.
This leaf mining micro moth is just 4mm long and it's larva feeds on Field Maple (Acer campestre) it pupates under a small turned down edge of the leaf and overwinters on the fallen leaf and emerges the following spring.
Leaf mining micro moth (approx. 4mm in length) Mine collected from Hawthorn November 2013 emerged 8-4-2014
Great post thanks Paul
Posted by steve curtis at 3:50:00 pm