|Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)|
The scientific name poses more questions. Cydia is taken from 'kudos' - a tribute to the beauty of the moth; pomonella refers to Pomona, the goddess of fruit-trees, and in this instance the pear. The larva lives in the fruit of pears. We have apple trees at Shandy Hall but no pear. We have pears in the fruit bowl in the kitchen which were being munched yesterday when friends called for lunch. Is the moth from the garden (via the window) or from the market (via the fruit)?
It's species number 363 so it's all fine by me.
|Mottled Pug (Eupethicea exiguata)|
Our next moth evening is on Friday 3 July - for the National Gardens Scheme.