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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Daytime micros at Cwmllwyd

When checking on our last remaining Balwen ewe (17 years old, she is), I netted a few moths from the hedgerow in the small paddock.  First Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) of the year, along with a couple of Nut Bud Moths (Epinotia tenerana) were found, plus a Phyllonorycter sp., of which I secured  two stunningly poor photographs before the moth escaped, despite it spending two hours in the fridge! If anyone can assist with a specific name for the moth, I would be most grateful.

 Phyllonorycter sp. (P. maistingella looks close, but there's no beech nearby).

A better photo of a Nut Bud Moth (Epinotia tenerana).


  1. Hi Steve, I'm afraid that Phyllonorycters are not usually identifiable from photos, except for a few very distinctive species.