Monday, January 17, 2011

Mid January Doings

The small number of hibernating iris larvae I'm following in the wild were all present and correct (and healthy) yesterday. So, no losses since early December. However, last year predation kicked in during late January, so we are now entering the danger period.

Meanwhile, here's an Orange Tip pupa my wife found whilst accompanying me on a larval expedition in Braydon Forest, a remarkable dark form (which I've seen once or twice before) -

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