Monday, 7 December 2015

Curious object

From above

From one end

Spurred on by a visiting six-year-old, I put the trap out for the first time in several weeks and was rewarded this morning with a male Mottled Umber and a Red-green Carpet, both in very good condition. The eggboxes also contained this curious object - an egg hatchery? A cocoon? - and I wondered if anyone knew what it might be? My rather grubby thumb gives scale of a sort, below.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon

From the side


  1. No idea what it is, Martin, but would be worth keeping to see what it produces. I'd suggest cutting around it and removing from the egg-box, though, just in case it is something you wouldn't really want in your trap!

  2. Many thanks Dave - I shall follow your advice. Thanks too for encouraging December trapping. I'd pretty much stopped but am about to post a couple of queries from last night. All v best M


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