Friday, 7 May 2010

Here's Juno

My first Phyllonorycter junoniella emerged this morning from one of the Cowberry mines collected from Barden Moor, VC64.

Surprisingly this was from the leaf that hadn't fallen from the plant.

The smaller photograph shows the empty pupal case which has been extruded from the leaf.


  1. Nice one Derek, great photos as usual.It always amazes me how the pupa finds its way out of the mine before the moth emerges.It must have some sort of functioning mouth parts.

    Surely it's only a matter of time now before I have similar success with my army of mines!

  2. Hi Charlie
    Where has your blog gone?


  3. Hi Derek, it's back now after some restructuring.I've gotten rid of all the archived material as it was too much hassle to update.Now it's just a regular blog.