Tuesday, 10 May 2016


I didn't get the chance to trap at the weekend but I did find this tiny micro scrabbling around in the sink. It's distinctive but I still can't seem to find it...


  1. Tiny, you say, but that's not too precise. Could it be Ectoedemia decentella do you think (or another of that Genus)?
    Try http://www.norfolkmoths.co.uk/micros.php?bf=200
    As you may have noticed from a recent post, my micro ID skills are somewhat suspect!

  2. Very nice Vaughn. I think that's a female Elachista canapennella (which is a lot nicer than the grotty grey male) but it could be a Cosmiotes.

  3. Thanks both - it was an attractive little thing and very unlike the possible male I caught at Parc Slip on friday.

  4. Vaughn, I googled E. canapennella after George suggested it as a candidate for my grey micro from Friday, some of the images are a good likeness for yours (e.g. one from the Somerset Moth Group), and mine fits in with the variety as well.