Here's the same (tenanted) mine that I posted last night, but photographed back-lit which shows it a whole lot better. As Dave Shenton commented, it's Ectoedemia occultella - a new one for me and the garden.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
A quick nose around in the garden this evening revealed a few larvae - like these:
Lacewing sp. - camouflaged in fragments of aphid skins etc
Early instar Yellow-tail
Early instar Vapourer
Blotch mine on silver birch - haven't worked it out yet
Saturday, 1 September 2012
Almost a week on, and here's the last batch of bits from the jaunt to Bawdsey last Sunday (at least for now, still one or two bits to try and identify). These were all in the traps in the morning - hence the not very aesthetic egg boxes and plastic trap backgrounds ......
Opsius stactogalus - associated with Tamarisk (of which there was loads)
Idiocerus ustulatus - associated with Grey Poplar (of which there was loads)
Probable Idiocerus sp. - haven't managed to resolve this one yet
Macrotylus horvathi - first recorded in Kent in 2006