Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Sad Tale (Part 1)

Here are some images of the wild iris caterpillar that I first found on 18 April 2009 and last saw on 1 May, before it sadly disappeared, never to be seen again. Having survived the always tricky winter period, it was very disappointing to lose him at this stage.

The 'Magic Sallow' near to my former home in Arundel (West Sussex) has allowed me the privilege of tracking up to 6 larvae until the point of pupation in previous years. I now realise that it was rather irresponsible of me to have christened him 'Lord Lucan'.

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