Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Missing Link

One of the photos of my micro (?Mompha sp.) didn't upload, so I'm attaching it here.  I've also remembered  Ian's Mompha sp. in his blog a few days ago, mine's a bit paler and looks as though it might be M. divisella rather than M. bradleyi according to the illustrations I have.  Both are said to hibernate, which this one could well have done in the woodshed.




5 comments:

  1. Yes, looks good for divisella, which seems to becoming increasingly common. It seems strange that it's listed as Nationally Scarce.

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  2. Thank you George. The 'Nationally Scarce' status will need urgent revision if my wood shed has anything to do with it, I captured two more of the moths in there this afternoon, haven't photographed them yet but to the naked eye they look much the same as the one I caught yesterday. I'll post photos tomorrow if they're good enough, I find the photography of such tiny insects quite challenging .

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  3. Challenging? Looks like you do a pretty good job to me.

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  4. Challenging? Looks like you do a pretty good job to me.

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  5. Thanks for the vote(s) of confidence, Steve. Trouble is, the posted photo is usually the best of a whole bunch of images resulting from several photo shoots. Those mini-micros simply refuse to stay still, the beggars!

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