Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Weeding can be interesting

I was doing some light weeding in the garden when I noticed a tiny dark micro flitting from one Bird's-eye Speedwell to another. I went into the house, got my camera and, wonder of wonders it was still there. It took some photos, put them on the computer, got out the book and identified it as Cauchas (or Adela as was) fibullela, an inhabitant of Bird's-eye Speedwell groves.

Incidentally, I think it is time we used English names for micros. They are not subject to change and are more memorable. C. fibullela is called Little Long-horn. It's on the NBN website.

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