Monday, 28 July 2014

Clematella season

Described as widespread and locally common, I think the rather attractive micro Nemapogon clematella is probably under recorded.  Certainly there were fewer records in Bucks than you might expect last time I was informed.  I get it quite regularly this time of year, but nearly all my records are from inside the house - there were 2 yesterday, 1 in the bedroom and 1 in the lounge.  Living next to a wood helps, as the larvae feed on wood fungus and rotten wood:

Another widespread moth that appeared at my porch light this week was this rather fresh looking second generation White-spotted Pug, included here because I thought it was a nice looking example:

Adam Bassett, Marlow Bottom

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