Sunday, 16 August 2015

brief NBGW bits

Most of my books are packed up for moving; does anyone know if these spun-together Hawthorn berries are a sign of Grapholita janthinana or some other moth?


Our visit to the Botanic Garden today also produced a Scaeva selenitica along with various other commoner Hoverflies.

6 comments:

  1. Yes, that's exactly what janthinana does. A good year for selenitica it seems, though I've still only seen two.

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  2. I`ll keep a look-out re the rose hips.

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  3. Correction saw my 3rd S. selenitica on Rock Samphire by the '360 Cafe' on Swansea beach front today, along with lots of S. pyrastri and a very smart male Villa modesta.

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  4. PS. Ian it's rose-hips for tenebrosana and haws for janthinana, but as Sam pointed out last year you need to check the rose-hip mines aren't dipterous by opening them up.

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  5. ....I should have read Sam`s preceding text! Thanks.
    Villa modesta is nice - only seen it once, about 30 years ago.

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