Post from Charlie.

Visit to Hardcastle Crags and Crimsworth Dean yesterday.

Here’s some of the photos I took yesterday – nothing rare but a good variety.

Many thanks Charlie.

Caloptilia Sp




Two mines of Caloptilia alchimiella or robustella on oak from Crimsworth Dean. One of the larva has vacated the mine and rolled the tip of the leaf in to a neat cone to feed within.

I will have to rear it through to at least the pupal stage to get a precise ID of the species.

 Holly Tortrix   Rhopobota naevana






A Holly Tortrix found during lunch at the foot of Shackleton Knoll in
amongst Bilberry.


Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus






A Large Skipper nectaring on Marsh Thistle showing the full length
of the proboscis.