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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Another Moment Seized

Again a last-minute decision to shine the MV trap last night, rewarded by recording over 100 moths of 40+ species.  Notable amongst them was a Cinnabar, a couple of Eudonia delunella, Crambus pascuella, and a small grey micro, quite distinctively marked, which as yet I'm unable to name:

             Eudonia delunella                                    Cinnabar

               Crambus pascuella                                 unnamed

I am trying to obtain better images of this micro, possibly a gelechid?

Lastly, this noctuid surprised me because it looks to me like a Square-spot Rustic, but this species normally arrives no earlier than mid-July.  Am I missing something in the identification?

P.S. I've just realised that it must be a Purple Clay!

I managed to get a profile of the grey micro, and have discovered another equally small moth with plain, bronze appearance:

Any help with identification would be much appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Your Gelechid is Exoteleia dodecella - those scale tufts are pretty distinctive.