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General finds

Postby bobhelencoan on Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:01 pm

Have not done much in the rain the last few days but have finally got round to recording some finds.
Went for a walk around our local field on the 27th September. Lots of nettle tap moths flying in the hedges. Found two Drinker moth larva. One sun bathing on an elm leaf the other on convolvulus.
Managed to find Stigmella samiatella and Phyllonorycter messaniella mines on sweet chestnut. An old pear tree had Leucoptera malifoliella and stigmella oxycannnthella mines. Beech leaves showed several Stigmella tityrella and hemarhytella mines and creased leaves from Phyllonorycter species either messaniella or maestingella we have both in our area.
A crack willow sapling had a larva in a leaf roll. Nearest we can get is perhaps and Agonopterix species. Can anyone help identify it. We will try to breed it through. Bob & Helen
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drinker moth larva
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larva in sallow leaf roll
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Re: General finds

Postby JulianB on Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:35 pm

I can't help sorry.

Have you considered joining the Caterpillars UK facebook site? If you don't fancy facebook I'd be happy to post it for you, as it's a sharp picture and I'm sure someone could help.

Cheers, Julian
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Re: General finds

Postby bobhelencoan on Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:07 pm

Julian thanks for your offer which we would like to accept. I have applied to join the facebook group you mention but am not a member yet. Bob & Helen
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Re: General finds

Postby bobhelencoan on Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:52 pm

Julian. Have been accepted onto the facebook group. Have managed to post photos of our sallow larva. Thanks for putting us onto it. Bob & Helen
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Re: General finds

Postby bobhelencoan on Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:36 am

Belated ID. Sallow larvae suggested to be Syndemis musculana by Keld Bren Sorenson on face book Caterpillar group. Hope to breed it through. Bob & Helen
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