Posted by Graeme Lyons , Thursday, 29 April 2010 18:05
Although I failed in my attempt to follow in Michael Blencowe's footsteps and find Sloe Carpet at Woods Mill I did find a Sloe Pug larvae there by beating Blackthorn blossom. Sorry for the slightly blurred photo. This common species is not often seen as an adult (I have never seen one in twenty years of moth-ing) but this was quite easy to find by beating Blackthorn blossom. The reddish mark on the back is diagnostic. It is currently sat on my desk munching on flowers, I'm gonna rear it through to an adult so I can get some photos.