Thursday, 30 July 2015

Felinfoel Hummers - latest news.

Paul Sperinck sent this photo of the now-pupated hummingbird hawk-moth caterpillars, which he reared from eggs laid on bedstraw in his Felinfoel (Llanelli) garden where he`d previously spotted an adult ovipositing. With a bit of luck, we`ll have some adults soon, and with more luck, he will have pointed them in my direction, as I`ve not seen one this year and with a similar absence of sightings last year. The weather may be more suitable for moth trapping later this week, with `winds from the Azores` suggested. Check the weather forecast and trap if you can.


2 comments:

  1. I saw a Hummingbird hawk-moth on our farm track on Saturday and watched it for several minutes visiting flowers on the bank at one side before it flew off well into the distance.

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  2. Because I have n`t seen one for 2+ years, I don`t think that they exist anymore! They must be Airfix models or similar!!! Seriously - a nice sighting Sally.
    A red admiral was in the garden just now, so there is some immigration going on.

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