Monday, 9 July 2018

The micros come out of solitary

After thirty hours in the fridge I attempted to photograph Saturday night's micros. A nicely marked Oegoconia sp. flew off as I was focussing my first shot, and I was almost glad that its species couldn't be identified without dissection. Next up was a Syncopacma - maybe Taeniolella? Is there any way to tell?
Does a picture of the underside help?
 
Next up was a very uppity Tortrix, Pammene aurita. I snapped this record shot before it departed.
Quite pretty but very quick.
Then I photographed another very active micro, this time an Agonopterix - could it be conterminella?
Finally the dark, thickened areas on the legs of this plume suggest to me that it is Dusky Plume.


3 comments:

  1. Those all look good to me Adam. For the Syncopacma, you need to spread out the wings to see if the pale band goes right across the forewing (=taeniolella) or not.

    Cheers
    George

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  2. Thanks for the tip, makes more sense than the book!

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  3. You have to extend the underside wings....

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