Friday, 6 June 2014

Some Crychan Puzzlers...

I`d appreciated any advice as to the identity of the following three photos, two tortricids and one caterpillar. As usual, click on photos to enlarge.

                                         1. Above: quite large, almost a cm.
               2. a smaller tort, both specimens were swept from acidic vegetation along the forest rides.
                          3. a more difficult request - beaten from rowan. About 2cms + in length.
   
     



4 comments:

  1. Epiblema sp probably scutulana
    Celypha lacunana - it's essential that anyone launching into micros learns this ultra-common Tort. The dark bar across the middle of the wing is broken by a diagnostic pale patch coming in from the head end (the lacuna).
    I don't do green caterpillars - each time I try, using the book, they match a picture perfectly but it always turns out to be Fisher's Estuarine Moth or Tunbridge Wells Gem!

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  2. Thanks Sam. Re the caterpillar, it must be the latter!!!....some hope!

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  3. Could be a Grass Emerald? Any broom or gorse near-by?

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  4. Yes, broom grew all around this particular young rowan!

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