Sunday, 10 July 2016

Halesowen 9th July

Just two from over 90 species recorded in the garden trap last night.
Plum Fruit Moth, Grapholita funebrana
I had to smile when I saw this Plum Fruit Moth in the trap this morning because, although I rarely see the adult moth, the larvae normally spoil about 10% of our plums each year. This year is different however as we have no developing fruits due to the very cold April so the moths will have to look elsewhere.

Aethes rubigana
I was pleased to see Aethes rubigana again, first recorded here in 2015, hopefully attracted to my introduced Burdock plants. It is probably breeding in the seedheads though I have not wanted to disturb them so far.

Patrick Clement

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