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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Monday Night at Maenol
Sorry, I'm a day late in reporting due to other commitments. MV + Actinic traps used, the same combination as last Friday night, but no thundery downpours this time. A good night for moths though, the current tally being 128 moths of 50 species, with three more unidentified (see below). FFYs were Common Lutestring (3), Ash Pug, Sallow Kitten, Great Prominent, Campion, Lychnis, Small Fan-foot and Notocelia cynosbatella.
Hope I've got these right!
Once again I'm asking for help with regard to three micros in the catch:
I don't imagine that it will be possible to be specific about either of the above; the first I think is a Coleophora species (C. spinella ?) The second possibly a Tineid, with few distinguishing features that I can see - but someone else might!
Plenty of features to the third, it looks like a species of Parornix, possibly P. torquillella. However, the book says that the species of this genus cannot reliably be distinguished without gen det. A pity, because three of them turned up on Monday night.
Posted by Chris Handoll