Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cushion on a Rose

Robin’s pincushions are growths on wild roses caused by a tiny wasp.  The grubs of the wasp feed on the host plant and cause it to produce the distinctive, often red, growths from where the leaves should be.  The little … Continue reading

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Tap on a nettle

The pleasant days of early September have revived a little of the feeling of summer; many insects are certainly enjoying the warmth.  One little moth was certainly to be seen in large numbers a few days ago.  The nettle-tap (Anthophila … Continue reading

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