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Friday, 9 September 2016

It's Spring again

It must be, there are White Ermine moths around, one was trapped on the night of 23 August and another last Wednesday night (September 7).  This is the first time that I've recorded a second generation of this species in the 8 years of trapping here.  That apart, there was nothing startling amongst the 80 moths of 30 species on Wednesday night, Pine Carpet was the only FFY.

Micros included what I believe to be Paraswammerdamia nebulella (a.k.a. P. lutarea), although one of the photos appears to suggest that the thorax is white as well as the head, which would be more like  P. albicapitella:

Is the pinkish Tortricid below just another form of Bactra lancealana or could it be something a bit more interesting?

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