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  • Keyser SozeKeyser Soze Posts: 126

    I was pleased to see some Hummingbird HM's on GW last night buzzing round those Buddlejas! Hope my cuttings have taken so I can have a good few of my own!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,806

    Hello - I'm not Nut, so I hope you and she don't mind me popping in here to suggest Death Watch Beetle - watch this and listen to the knocking  http://www.arkive.org/death-watch-beetle/xestobium-rufovillosum/video-09a.html 

    I used to be involved with the renovation of old timber properties and the identification of DWB holes and activity image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,806

    DWBs only do their tapping (to attract a mate) in the spring, usually April/May - would that tally with yours?

    We always reckoned that DWB was much better to have in a building than woodworm - woodworm spreads much much quicker!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Not one I've ever had to deal with fortunately, I live in a wooden house

  • Hummingbird HMs love lavender.

  • Eek you really want one of those in your garden image 

    Kill it with fire I'd say image not that I would image ..

    but I'd definitly wouldn't want one of those on my plants .. gah.. *shivers*

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Ceratostigma is a favourite for the HBHM here, the shrubby one, willmottianum? or something like that.

  • What are you referring to, Belgian?

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..just bringing up this old thread as I have another  moth to identify...nutcutlet and others were good enough to put me in the picture previously....  this is probably another Silver Y but might it be something else instead....please...?  thank you...

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    That's a something else Salinoimage

    Angle Shades

    http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2306

     

     

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