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More “finds”

Posted in garden, insects, oxfordshire, photography, wildlife with tags , , , on 20 September 2009 by bramblejungle

Here are a few things I’ve encountered for the first time in the last few days:
The caterpillar of the Grey Dagger Moth – along with a photo from last year of the moth itself. The moth could be a Grey Dagger or Dark Dagger – they are almost indistinguishable, but the caterpillars are very different.
Grey Dagger moth (Acronicta psi) caterpillar
Dagger moth

A caterpillar of the Bright-line brown-eye moth (and a photo of the moth from earlier in the year)
Bright-line Brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) Caterpillar
Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)

A Hazel leaf-roller weevil – if you like numbers, after “09/09/09”, this is the 333rd species I’ve identified. It doesn’t seem to have done any harm, as the hedge is full of ripe hazel nuts: I’m just expecting a plague of grey squirrels soon!
Hazel leaf-roller weevil (Apoderus coryli)

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09/09/09

Posted in garden, insects, oxfordshire, photography, wildlife with tags , , , , , , on 10 September 2009 by bramblejungle

Not a lot in the garden last night (except the usual spiders, slugs, snails…) – but I couldn’t miss such a supposedly-auspicious date, so here’s what I found in the moonlight:
09/09/09
Forest bug
Red Admiral
Mosquito

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