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Monday, 7 July 2014

NMN Micros of Uncertain Identity

Just for completeness, I'm afraid I need yet more help to identify a few micros, if it's possible to do so from my photos.  The first one I believe to be Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana:

 



The second I'm apprehensive about because it may turn out to be Celypha lacunana, which would mean that I've failed to recognise it again, but I was put off track by the white patch on the rear:

 

And then there's a final one that I really have not been able to give a tentative name:


Finally one specimen of Eudonia delunella which doesn't leave much room for doubt as to its identity.  This species does seem to be getting quite common in the County.

I manage to trap all three NMN nights, albeit under partial cover, Friday night being by far the most successful with over 150 moths of 60 spp. turning up - plus the three unknowns above!

P.S. Thank you Sam for explaining how to make the images smaller and arrange them side-by-side, thus taking up less room in the blog!


4 comments:

  1. I`ll have a go at the micro that you can`t name Chris....I suggest Pammene fasciana. As usual, I could well be wrong...we`ll wait for Sam!

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  2. Thanks Ian, great minds think alike (or something like that!), I thought that P. fasciana might be a good possibility and looked it up on UK Moths, but still wasn't sure. Loved your Small Yellow Wave, very pretty!

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  3. Yes, Pammene fasciana, Ditula angustiorana and Celypha lacunana. The last of these is a bit variable but the central pale bit really is diagnostic :-)

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  4. Thank you Sam. I think that completes NMN business for me, apart from submitting the details to the relevant website. I may well do that tomorrow....

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