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

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Rearing Success

Third post of the evening ... just a quick update on rearing successes.

Firstly, yet another species from hawthorn collected on 11/05/2010 ...

Paraswammerdamia nebulella, emerged 11/06/2010

The other success was actually a bit of a disappointment - this was reared from larvae found feeding on white clover. Trouble is, it is pretty much unidentifiable without gen det ...

Cnephasia sp., emerged 10/06/2010

The Emperors are starting to pupate. I've separated the smaller ones as I expect these are males. If all goes to plan I'll have 11 females for assembling next spring.

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