Wednesday, June 20, 2012


One pupated today, 20th June, which points to an emergence around 10th July. Another is on the underside and will pupate very shortly. Today, I took the third mature larva to Finemere Wood and released him onto a nice shady, big, Sallow where he will be very content. The fourth, namely, the 'runt' of the litter is eating and growing and about 2 weeks behind the other three: I'm looking forward, mirabile dictu, to an August iris. More evidence of the lateness of this season: the first pruni in this 'pruni rich' county of Bucks, was not seen until 17th June [two weeks later than usual] Dennis

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