Sunday, 20 July 2014

Bynea micros - help please.

Below are some micros caught on Friday night at Bynea (habitats = upper saltmarsh, swamp and dry brownfield site). I`ve rather quickly attempted identifying a few, but doubtless several will be wrong - please correct or determine. Apologies too for the photos....this Christmas I`ll be getting a decent camera. I will not be winning any prizes for those shown below!
I`d appreciate any help from the micro wizards please!

                                         1. Above: Eucosma sp?

                                         2. Above: Limnaecia phragmitella?

                                         3. Above: Blastobasis adjustella?

                                         4. Above: I think this photo is 3 above with its wings partially open.

                                         5. Above: Digitivalva pulicariae?

Away from moths, I found that a Populus nigra var betulifolia (true native black poplar) was infested by galls, perhaps the aphid gall Pemphigus spyrothecae, which I recall is confined to Populus nigra or its direct derivatives. I can`t quickly find my gall key, so this is provisional! The small tree grows alongside the track by Glynea Pond.


1 comment:

  1. Agree with your ids Ian. The Eucosma isn't really clear enough for certain id to species.

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