Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Llansteffan Moths

Trapped last night 2nd Sept like a few others, some of mine match what Ian caught e.g.. Silver Y x1, Gold Spot x1, Celypha lacunana x2, Celypha striana x1, Dusky Thorn x6, and four I'm not sure about. Help please.
Calybites phasianipennella?


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Acleris laterana/comariana?
Is there a better way of photographing small micro's, as every time I think the light is good the camera causes shading by trying to get too close to the subject. Although I put them in the fridge to calm them down, as soon as I pop them out they liven up again and start leaping about like little frogs. I have lost a few just because I thought they were temporary sleeping this way!
Cheers everyone.


7 comments:

  1. The first one looks like that one I`m asking about ie Calybites phasianipennella var. quadrupella.

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  2. Sorry, Mel - I`ve just noticed that you`ve already named No1!
    Tempted to shove traps out tonight but have hospital appt at 9.00am, so not possible! Might trap tomorrow night, though Friday night looks better at present.

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  3. George beat me to the exciting news that Mel's Eucalybites phasianipenella is correct - it's the 2nd Carms record, following one that came to Jon's MV in Carmarthen. I was shown one from Pembs about 10 years ago as well, though I can't remember the details.
    The Bactra looks like a candidate for robustana - do you have a side view?
    The 3rd micro looks very intriguing. Another photo would help. I'm wondering about Bucculatrix maritima.
    The 4th is A laterana.

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  4. Ok all four moths are in my fridge and I'll try and put more photo's of no. 3

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  5. I'm happy it's a Bucculatrix maritima. Matches the poorly-patterned bred individual on UK Moths, with cilia bands and pale dots near apex.

    The Bactra needs more thought...

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