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Monday, 2 September 2019

Hunt the Elephant

It's a new game.  Because Elephant Hawkmoths were particularly common this year, I thought that their larvae might be abundant too.  So far I have tracked down three in the garden and am observing their progress daily.  The 'game' won't be played for much longer though, they look to be almost ready to pupate.


I put a small actinic trap out last night and left the porch lights on and a handful of seasonal moths turned up.  They included two micros, a Rusty-dot Pearl and this rather fine Agonopterix ocellana:


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  2. Spurred me on to looking as well and found one straight away. Thanks.

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    1. Good for you, Jane. Mine have all disappeared now, hopefully underground and not into a bird's crop!

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