PYRALIDS AND PLUME MOTHS.

1417 Meal Moth to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 3rd 2018.
 
1428 Bee Moth (female), Bankhouse wood, June 23rd 2010. Netted at dusk.

1428 Bee Moth (male), the house wall, July 10th 06. A field observation.

1439 Acrobasis advenella larva originally found on Blackthorn but refused this in captivity and is now feeding on its stated foodplant Hawthorn. Collected from Park Wood Crematorium, May 7th 2018.

1439 Acrobasis advenella larva, details as above. A few days later and a better shot of a markedly different looking instar. I hope I can rear it through, it's been 10 years since my last new Pyralid moth!

1439 Acrobasis advenella larva digging down, details as above. May 16th and unusually for a micro it needed some slightly damp potting compost introducing so it could burrow down to (hopefully) pupate.
UPDATE: Unfortunatey the larva was parasitized and did not survive despite spinning a tough little subterranean cocoon.

1439 Acrobasis advenella one of three to light by the cabin at Cromwell Bottom, July 14th 2018.

1458 Thistle Ermine to light at Cromwell Bottom, June 2nd 2018. More coarsely and sparsely spotted than the other "ermines".



1479 Indian Meal Moth on the drive way, May 14th 08. Captured by day. This is my only record.

1497 Beautiful Plume in the garden, Apr.23rd 09. Captured by day. One or two most years either in the garden or on the allotments.

1501 Triangle Plume pupa, May 13th 08. Reared from a larva found at Brookfoot Loop in the seedhead of Coltsfoot.

1501 Triangle Plume, May 23rd 08. Reared from the pupa above. This is my only record. 


1508 Twin-spot Plume, the old sewage works at West Vale, July 19th 06. A field observation. This is my only record.

1524 Common Plume nectaring on Ragwort at Tag meadow, Cromwell Bottom, July 25th 2017.


1524 Common Plume, Skircoat Green allotments, June 23rd 07. A field observation. A lot less commonly seen since the eradication of most of the bindweed on the allotment.

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