Sunday, May 07, 2006

Green Pug breeding in the garden

I found this little fella (he's about 5-6mm long) among violets in the garden in the middle of the afternoon a few days ago. It had probably fallen from the purple flowering cherry that overhangs that area as they feed on the flowers of fruit trees (malus and prunus). It is a very common moth as an adult at light later in the year (from June) but its nice to prove it breeding in the garden.

Its been accepting violet leaves in captivity and has spun a feeding cocoon between leaves. They should be 12-13mm fully grown so he has a bit of growing to do yet.

Green Pug Chloroclystis rectangulata

Nikon Coolpix 995

1 comment:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Your photographs are lovely.