|Puss larva (7 days)|
|Puss larva (9 days)|
It is looking very much like how it will be when fully grown.
It is 9 days since my last post, and so much has happened that I do not really know how to represent the number of "goodies" that I have found.
I shall start with one that is truly awesome for us. There is a quite common moth called a Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet. There were literally thousands of them at the wet fields on Ludlow road, several dozens on each flower head of the brambles, as shown here.
|Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnets|
It was thus a total surprise that I flashed my net as one flew past me, (because it looked different) - and it was! It was the very rare, yellow form citrina. This has caused a stir amongst some people.
|The rare form citrina|
|Emperor Moth larva|
With more than 60 species in the trap each time, there have been several new moths for us and no time now to include more.