A transformation

In July I blogged about the moth eggs and caterpillars that were decorating the trees with cobweb like creches.

Ermine pupae © Rhian Davies

Well now the caterpillars have pupated and all over the reserve the adult form of the bird-cherry ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella) can be found.

An adult bird-cherry ermine © Rhian Davies

Being micromoths they are only tiny so keep a close out for the adults. Look for a thin, white moth with rows of tiny black spots along its wings. Although they are nocturnal, you can spot them resting on trees, plants and walls.

Bye for now,

Rhian (Seasonal Ranger)

Preface

In July I blogged about the moth eggs and caterpillars that were decorating the trees with cobweb like creches. Well now the caterpillars have pupated and all over the reserve …

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