Friday, February 10, 2012

Leicestershire wildlife latest

A lunar hornet moth yesterday
Rare insects have been discovered munching their way through – and killing – trees at a nature reserve. 
Lunar hornet moths, which resemble hornets and have a wingspan of up to 4cm, have been found burrowing into willows at Dishley Pool, in Loughborough
reports the Leicester Mercury.

Let's hope they don't hear about the unique Salix caprea x cinerea subspecies oleifolia x purpurea x viminalis on Aylestone Meadows.

A lunar hornet moth writes: Sounds a bit of a mouthful.

1 comment:

Herbert Eppel said...

Talking about Aylestone Meadows, see also this article (sorry, I keep forgetting how to turn text into clickable links - any chance of making this easier?):