Monday, 14 May 2012

First leaf miner

A small leaf mine has started to develop in a hogweed leaf.  I think it is either Phytomyza spondylii or P. pastinacae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) that can only be separated via the adult male genitalia.

20120514 Lawn hogweed mine

The dandelion that flowered earlier fully developed its seeds yesterday but the wind must have caught the 'clock' so that by the time a arrived at 9.30 this morning the little parachutes had already scattered into the grass.

20120514 Lawn dandelion seeds b

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