Monday, 16 July 2018

Rosy Rustic Time


Summer's usually well advanced when Rosy Rustic  makes its first appearance, but this one has jumped the gun.  Other notables in the small actinic trap this morning were 2 FFY Double-striped pugs (I missed out on the 1st generation), Beautiful China-mark, Sharp-angled Carpet, Double Dart, and two gelechids:


My take on these is: on the left, Caryocolum tricolorella (fairly certain), on the right Bryotropha senectella (not so sure).

If I trap again this week it will probably be with the small actinic which was reasonably productive last night, it's less hassle than the MV and doesn't attract wasps!

7 comments:

  1. I get a lot of Brown micros with spots on them, I tend to assume they are Brown House Moth - they all literally look the same to me.

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  2. I get BHMs as well, Adam, I didn't think that this one looked quite right for one, but it's OK if I'm wrong. These LBJs are not easy!

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  3. I'm certainly not suggesting you're wrong, just doubting my own judgement.

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  4. Perhaps someone will help us out here, Adam, I would like to know what the moth is after all!

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  5. It looks rather Hofmannophila-like to me too.

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  6. And that's a very nice Caryocolum by the way!

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  7. Having removed by rose-tinted spectacles I can now see that it is, indeed, Hofmannophila-like! I was put off a bit by the small size, most of the BHMs I catch are bigger than this one. Never mind, I'm pleased about the Caryocolum, not many Carms records and complements the C.blandella I've had in past years.

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