Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The forgotten moth - Phyllonorycter geniculella

So I potted a swept moth from the woodland floor. It lived (loosely speaking. it was terminated) in the pot on my desk for a few days before being taken home and again languished in the "to do" list despite being a lovely little thing that I was genuinely interested in looking at.

It was obviously a Phyllonorycter, and only on further investigation turned out to be geniculella, a leaf miner of sycamore, which is abundant in the woods

Another moth, not forgotten, was this fantastic Beautiful Plume. It's an adult hibernator and it's only been a week since I had one in the garden trap one square away.

Not quite so immediately appealing is this saxicolous lichen by the shore - Opegrapha calcarea

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