Friday’s answers

Mr E and J Bloggs posed the questions for which they get my thanks.

If they’ve stumped us all they can claim a virtual bunch of daffodils by leaving the answers below.


2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Mr E says:

    What is Leucoptera Spartifoliella?
    Commonly known as the Broom Twigminer, this moth lays it eggs on Broom. The Larvae burrow through the tissue of Broom leaving small tracts under the cuticle that are easily identified. In high numbers it can kill entire plants, but typically only damages parts of the plant.

    When and where was Leucoptera Spartifoliella first collected in NZ?
    Taupo in the 1950s.

    What is the noxious weed that Leucoptera Spartifoliella feeds on?

    What does univoltine mean?
    Reproduce once per year

    How long would it take Leucoptera Spartifoliella to populate 45km of Southland?
    7 years is the period it took to spread 45km in Southland

    Next time you see broom stop and look and see if you can see the tell tale signs of twig miner burrows.

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) LEGO
    2) Manchester United
    3) Hans Christian Anderson, Copenhagen
    4) Great Dane
    5) Denmark

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