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The arrival of a new pest can send a shiver down your spine. While walking to a friend's house at the weekend, I was horrified to discover a long stretch of hawthorn and bramble hedgerow being devoured by caterpillars of the brown-tail moth
Just a couple of days after last week's posting, my own specimen of the Jersey tiger moth was flying about in the front garden. I was putting up a 'rustic' wooden arch over the front gate so that the Chinese Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus henryana
I seen this moth last year in my garden, I have never seen one before, unfortunately it was died. you say it is a common insect I have never hard of it, I wonder if I will see it this year! it was nice to see your picture, because it reminded me
Does anyone grow moth Orchids in the greenhouse - Im trying to make space !
The mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, lays its eggs on verbascum, buddleia and figwort at the end of spring. Shortly after, from late spring to midsummer, the caterpillars demolish the foliage. Bad infestations can actually strip a plant
The adult codling moths lay their eggs on or near developing fruit. These eggs hatch into small white caterpillars, which eat their way into the fruit and feed inside while it's developing. The caterpillars may be found inside the fruit at harvest
My indoor Moth Orchid has just lost its final flower. What should i do now - keep watering it or trim it? When will it flower again? Its the whilte variety and i fed it well whilst it flowered all summer. Thank you.
The Friday before last was hot and humid, and as the sun fell the evening crept in sultry and still. Sitting in the kitchen I was aware that there was an inordinate number of moths fluttering about outside. This wasn't much of a surprise, the last
remains open all night without complaint from the females in the house. And with the window open we get visitors. This morning it was a brimstone moth, Opisthograptis luteolata, decorating the white wall tiles. Although this is an extremely common moth
Virtually wingless, female winter moths hatch in November, then crawl up fruit trees to mate with male moths. The eggs that are laid hatch into leaf-eating caterpillars in spring. Trap female moths before they climb to mate, by attaching a grease