Monday, 24 May 2021

Toadflax Brocade

 Found half a dozen larvae last year and gave them various bits of rotting tree bark/cardboard to pupate on (and with!). The first adult emerged last night or this morning - certainly a first for me. Makes up for some of this months poor numbers.

On another matter, am I likely to see Small Waved Umber near Chesham/Berkhamsted/Tring? Feel it ought to be here on chalk, but never seen it.


1 comment:

  1. Hi David,
    You stand every chance of getting Small Waved Umber where you are. I see it most often on the chalk where there's plenty of Traveller's Joy. However, it is also an annual visitor to my garden out here in the clay vale, well away from calcareous soils, and I've had it at other sites in the local area too. The chances are that the larvae use another food-plant out here, probably cultivated clematis.


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