Sunday, January 6, 2013

94 for TL0894

Good day today. Would have liked to have made 100 by the end of the weekend and if fungi and mosses weren't so tricky to ID I might have done. Enjoying the snails more than I expected.

A. schalleriana at the moth trap in the evening was an unexpected garden tick. c.615th lep for the garden.
Edit: I'll have this checked so down as TBC for the time being

Quite pleased with the micro-moth larva. Took a few teasel heads and this was in the second one I checked (and the only occupied one of the batch as it turned out). To distinguish the larva from E. marginana it is necessary to check for a comb in between the anal prolegs. Absent in this case, confirming the ID. E. gentianaeana also occupies the head alone , whereas there can be multiple occupants in the case of marginana.

82 Hemlock Conium maculatum
83 Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret
84 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
85 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
86 Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare
87 White-lipped Snail Cepaea hortensis
88 Lesser Burdock Arctium minus
89 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
90 Two-toothed Door Snail Clausilia bidentata
91 Girdled Snail Hygromia cinctella
92 Common Duckweed Lemna minor
93 Acleris schalleriana TBC
94 Endothenia gentianaeana

I don't have any fancy microscopes or camera equipment. That ropey last shot is taken with a Canon SX50 bridge camera down an inverted pair of binoculars but at least it shows the diagnostic feature.

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