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Thursday, 30 May 2013

May I Take Your Coat ?

This Weevil is likely Phyllobius pomaceus a Nettle Weevil. It is shown just ready to fly off a Nettle Leaf where it was basking in the sun It can be duistnguished from similar Polydrusus sp by noting that the antennal insertons can be seen from above amongst other distinguishing features

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1255 The Gorse Pod Moth Cydia ulicetana

This little Moth feeds on the Gorse Seed Pods AKA Grey Gorse Pincher and in NZ in a different form is used in biological  control

1255 The Gorse Pod Moth Cydia ulicetana 

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