Thursday, 16 June 2016

Llansteffan moths

Can anyone help with this moth caught on the 31st May, I thought Grapholita but maybe Notocelia.

Many thanks as always.




8 comments:

  1. Looks rather good for Pammene albuginana, which we've seen recently in Glamorgan. Worth checking with Sam whether he'd want to see it dissected to confirm.

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  2. Thanks George, only problem I've let it go.

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  3. Oh well, see what Sam thinks anyway!

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  4. A smashing record Mel. I saw your post last night and (it sounds like a retrospective yarn) I considered Pammene albuginana as a possibility but did not post it as was not confident. It`s probably new to Carms (check Sam`s 2013 list). I`ve been caught out too by releasing moths - a prompt `please keep` (either on the blog or by email) would help perhaps.

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  5. First Glam record was in 2014, and now another one this year, so perhaps it's increasing in S Wales.

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  6. To be fair I only posted the photo 2 weeks after catching it, so a keep notice was no good for me. My problem is I don't know what I've caught until too late. My school record was always "could do better". :-(

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  7. You're doing very well, Mel. You've had some exceptional records in the last couple of years. Micros can be very difficult (as I know only to well); we've all got to start somewhere and with expert help from George, Sam and Ian we will get there in the end.

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  8. Thanks Steve. I can I/D the micro's I've caught previously and some common ones, but like this one I couldn't seem to put it in a family, every time I found one that looks like it, I found another similar. I'll wait for confirmation.

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