Say Ahhhhhh.

Lamiastrum galeobdolon

Well I had to look this one up and it is Lamiastrum galeobdolon, or in the vernacular, Rolling Stone Nettle. Despite Colin’s efforts to sort my Forget-me-not out I remain dazed and confused.

I have an interesting micro moth to decipher and last night I added 4 species to the Lodge list.

Epiphyas postvittana, Eilema sororcula, Syndemis musculana + the mystery moth which might be a male Incurvaria masculella.

So which one is this? No cursor hovering please. Clue – it is a tortrix moth (Tortricidae).Syndemis musculanaThis little chap also turned up – Elasmostethus interstinctus, a Birch Shieldbug – very photogenic.Elasmostethus interstinctusThere’s a lot of life out there.

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11 thoughts on “Say Ahhhhhh.

  1. I like the nettle but hope it is not the stinging one. I know Holland used to have them growing everywhere. The birch shieldbug looks as if it should feature in a film ” knights around King Arthur’s round table”.

  2. indeed there is. I have been too smug for thirty plus years about hedgehogs keeping our slugs in check, but the last month I became aware of plants being chomped to pieces before they could get growing. Last night after a rainstorm, I collected many, many handfuls of slugs. Love the photo of the dead nettle, but I see that it is listed and ‘non-regulated class B noxious weed’ – Aaaaah?

  3. Wow, these are really quite beautiful. Unfortunately, I am so clueless as to the species of moth that as soon as you said Rolling Stone I was thinking of Mick and Keith.

  4. That nettle must have had ine serious night out to hsve a tongue look like that!
    Burch Shieldbug is very fine looking creature.
    Life abounds.

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