Sunday, 5 July 2015
Sorry for lack of posts recently but we've been away for a week to the Isle of Wight.
The highlight from a moth trapping session just before we left was this Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae)
I usually trap this species a couple of times a year. Its a fairly common species especially in suburban areas where newly emerged adults can often be seen on the trunks of Lime trees.
The larva feeds on Lime, English Elm, Birch and Alder.
Leaf Cutter bees have started to use the new bee house and some are also using the one we have had for years. Will try and get some photos next week.