Monday, 5 September 2011

Mompha terminella new to VC30

After finding out from David Manning that an adult of the micro-moth Mompha terminella had turned up in Northamptonshire recently, Melissa and I went into Chicksands Wood on 4th September to see if we could find the leaf mines of the larvae in Enchanter's Nightshade.
We were successful and also found it is present in Maulden Wood. Scans of mines in leaves of Enchanter's Nightshade from Chicksands Wood below by Andy Banthorpe.