Friday, 25 August 2017

Jersey Tiger and elm leaves

A quick look in through the Perspex hood of my garden Robinson Trap on Tuesday evening 21st, at 21:40 saw a moth flashing orange/black and white. No, not the long-awaited for Garden Tiger but a stripy Jersey Tiger - even better, a VC37 first ! It was on my radar - sort of, but thought I would be going well south in the county to see my first.
All the searching of elm leaves for leaf-mines at Tiddesley Wood NR during this summer months have paid off with a fine Phyllonorycter tristrigella emerging on the 27th July followed by a trio of the superb Phyllonorycter schreberella during the week of the 19th August. The photo below just does not do it any justice!

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