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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Maenol Update

Four micro species resulted from yesterdays' trapping, two I was able to name:

                Acleris literana                         Agonopterix heracliana

Not so the other two:


My best guess is Acleris sp., either A.maccana (hopefully) or A.hastiana (more likely, although it's on the small side).


Another Agonopterix sp., not a good image but my best guess is A.yeatiana.

Any comments would be gratefully received.

I put a small actinic trap out yesterday evening but sadly the lamp expired during the night (low battery), but not before it had attracted two FFY Water Carpets and a pair of Streamers reminding me that Spring has arrived:


3 comments:

  1. Over the last week I have been seeing several Agonopterix heracliana when I water in the polytunnel.

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  2. Pretty sure it is hastiana - it has the slightly concave leading edge of that species.

    The Agonopterix looks pretty worn, perhaps subpropinquella or heracliana.

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  3. Thank you George, it's odds heavily on hastiana which I've had before, safe enough to record it as such. The Agonopterix will have to remain anonymous.

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