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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Llansteffan Moths

I trapped on Friday night and had approx 40 species, I say approx because the micro's are un identified as yet and still some macro's to get to grips with.
Help as always needed with this next little lot. Many thanks in advance.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for the delay Mel - I've been away. The plume is Amblyptilia acanthadactyla and the lower pyralid is Pempeliella dilutella (or whatever it's called now). The upper pyralid may well be the same.

    The little white moth with the black dash looks really distinctive but the only things I can match it to are Biselachista (Elachista) scirpi and B albidella. The latter feeds on Cottongrass so is rather implausible at Llansteffan (though wetland species do wander); the former feeds on Club-rush and I've swept it once from Sea Club-rush on an estuary in Pembs so it is rather plausible. As a first for Carms I'd like to see more pictures if possible, and ideally the actual moth.