First attempt proves successful…

Until now I have never ventured into the world of leaf miner moths which are numerous species of moths  in which the larval stage lives in, and eats, the leaf tissue of plants. However, yesterday I thought I would have a go and explore this fascinating world…. I stated with a fairly common garden species the Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella which can be found on Firethorn (Pyracantha).

My luck was in as I found not one but nine leaf mines of the Firethorn Leaf Miner.

Bottom shows where the larvae has broke out to feed

One thought on “First attempt proves successful…

  1. Andrew Randviir

    Hello Martyn. Saw a kingfisher today. Was at the bottom pond in toad holes beck. Flew towards the middle pond after it spotted me.

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