|Probable Dioryctria abietella, Round Wood 10th October|
|Pale November Moth, Round Wood 10th October|
Further leaf-mining here at Westcott, Bucks today produced a very welcome newcomer to the garden list. A single example of Ectoedemia intimella was found on a fallen leaf beneath our rather large willow Salix babylonica. The egg is laid on the mid-rib (positioned at far left in the picture below) and the larva mines along the rib for about a centimetre before breaking out to form a blotch.
|Active mine of Ectoedemia intimella, Westcott 11th October|