Sunday, 20 July 2014

Bright Bell and Black-tipped Ermine

Black-tipped Ermine, Yponomeuta plumbella
On Friday I visited Houghton Forest and Fairmile Bottom, which proved to be rich in micro moths with six new species. These included two Bright Bell, a colony of Black-tipped Ermine, a Syncopacma moth and a Light Brown Apple Moth which is believed to be an Australian introduction into Cornwall in the early 20th century.
Houghton Forest:
Green Shieldbug, 3rd instar nymph, Palomena prasina on nettle
Green Shieldbug, 4th instar nymph, Palomena prasina on nettle
Harvestman
Sawfly larvae, Neurotoma saltuum
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Mirid bug, Plagiognathus arbustorum
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell larva, Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae
Fairmile Bottom:
Black-tipped Ermine, Yponomeuta plumbella
Black-tipped Ermine, Yponomeuta plumbella
Black-tipped Ermine, Yponomeuta plumbella
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Cucumber Green Spider, Araniella cucurbitina
Fly, Cylindromyia species
Dwarf Thistle, Cirsium acaule
Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
micromoth, id needed
micromoth, id needed
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana 
Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis
Fly, Sciomyzid species
Small Purple and Gold, Pyrausta aurata
Hoverfly, Sphaerophoria species
Straw-barred Pearl, Pyrausta despicata
micromoth, Syncopacma species
White Bryony, Bryonia dioica
White Bryony, Bryonia dioica
Yellow-spot Twist, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

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