Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Eriocrania sparrmanella, Halesowen

Eriocrania sparrmanella

As there are few birch trees in my immediate vicinity I planted 6 saplings in my garden about 8 years ago and last year I found a single mine of Eriocrania sparrmanella. Having a single larva I did not hold out much hope of rearing an adult but this morning the moth emerged.

That's the good news, the bad news is that it lost quite a few scales in the process of emerging, spoiling the photo opportunity.

Patrick Clement

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.