Friday, 2 April 2010

Orthosia munda and Cowberry tortrix update

I haven't used the moth trap much this year but still keep my eyes open when passing security lights and tree trunks where moths can often be found resting during the day-time.

This Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) was attracted to the lights around Hollins Hall Hotel in Baildon. It is one of the species that can be found feeding at sallow catkins with other members of the Orthosia genus.

Having decided to check on the progress of my tortrix larva in its Cowberry leaf-sun home, I found that it has already pupated.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Derek,my six Cowberry tortrix larvae have been feeding away like mad grazing the upper surface of the leaves.One's spun up under some tissue so hopefully they're all nearly ready for pupating.