Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Poplar Hawk-moth larvae develop a pattern

Poplar Hawk-moth larva, Laothoe populi 10mm
The Poplar Hawk-moth larvae are chomping through the willow and poplar leaves and developing a lovely pattern on day 6 since they hatched. We still have many moth species attracted to the balcony light.
Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata 

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica

Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa

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