With morning dew and spiders webs being visible it is a good time of year to look for the webs of Swammerdammia caesiella on Birch. Look for what look like a tiny spider’s web on a single birch leaf - you should find the larva of this species suspended over the leaf!pic.twitter.com/afGeoDBnE1
A Kent first today, mines and cones of Caloptilia fidella on hop, found while walking the dog, Aylesham, VC15. There were a few mines, amongst hundreds of Cosmopterix zieglerella mines. Was new to UK in 2020 in Suffolk. One to search for.
@savebutterflies @BCKentBranch @mrshentzpic.twitter.com/FyPoAeGHKf
Nightjars mainly feed on moths & preferentially catch larger species. DNA analysis of droppings in Yorks showed most frequent prey included Large Yellow Underwing, Smoky Wainscot, Poplar Hawk (
@IainHLeach), True Lover’s Knot & Silver Y #MothsMatter https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ibi.13010 …pic.twitter.com/lByP18v7PS
A Cryptic Fern (Horisme radicaria) in the Southampton moth trap on 6/9/21!
@BritishMoths @MigrantMothUK http://watcheroftheskies1.blogspot.com/2021/09/cryptic-fern.html …pic.twitter.com/VGXiOSlJCb
Worth keeping a look out for recurvalis in the UK, especially in the south east of England.https://twitter.com/lotmoths/status/1437393499029114884 …
There definitely aren't enough caterpillars on Twitter, so here's a Beautiful Hook-tip, Laspeyria flexula. One of two tapped from the same Barberry bush during surveys for Barberry Carpet moth in Wiltshire. They feed on lichens, though I didn't notice any on the bush in question.pic.twitter.com/SLT0E4VZqj