Sunday, 21 October 2012

Hibernating Herald Moths

At Brean Down Palmerston Fort this morning I found that all the doors were unlocked by the National Trust staff today so I picked up a torch and had a look. On the walls were thousands of flies and 4 Herald Moths.
Hibernating Herald Moth Brean Down Fort

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Clouded Magpie larvae

Walking around the local wood this lunchtime revealed several Clouded Magpie larvae suspended on a thread of silk on Wych Elm. The larvae seem to feed quite high and were spotted dangling not much below head height.
Clouded Magpie larva