Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Natural Gore

Can there be anything more horrifying in the natural world than being eaten alive from within? One of the Large White larvae I found earlier in the week had attached itself to the lid of the box I put them in/ I assumed it was going to pupate - nothing obviously wrong with it and it had been feeding well. Just had a look to see that it has 'given birth' to a mass of smaller parasitic larvae that have presumably finished their cycle and have burst out to pupate themselves. And on top of all that horribleness - the Large White is still alive and no doubt feeling a bit slimmer. Grim Death Only thing remotely interesting from the garden traps last night was a first for the year Beaded Chestnut: Beaded Chestnut Good luck to anyone NMN mothing tonight, whether at home or away. We'll be out on what is the only half-decent remnant of anything resembling moorland in VC55 - Charnwood Lodge and Warren Hills.

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