Having gone to the New Forest in search of the Bilberry Pug larva we sadly was unable to locate any whatsoever and has subsequently planned on a trip to Pamber Forest where we know considerable ammounts of Bilberry can be found.
In the meantime I decided to check out some Bilberry located in what it Ministry land to the left of Beacon Hill just outside of Church Crookham but found that this has been impaired possibly whilst ground was being cleared during the winter as its Heathland.
I had parked opposite so felt a little dissapointed that the second attempt had failed when looking into the woods I could see Bilberry growing so checked it out.
We had been told that the top leaves joined with silk and large ammounts of frasse was a clue and I found two one of which had either vacated or eaten by the first.
Not wanting to shoulder such a high resposibily as looking after a Bilberry Pug larva I met up with Tim the following day for him to bred this larva through and this happened last night and sent to me tonight giving me a warm glow of proud fatherhood!!!
The Maple Pug and Green Pugs are currently pupa and will possibly emerge on my watch.
So here are some photos of the stages of the Bilberry Pug with many thanks to Tim for being the poor chap having to feed the larvae and take all the photos and my job to enjoy them placed on the website.