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Friday, 12 July 2019

Darts!!!

A decent trap last night in overcast and quite humid conditions. Over a third of the trap were Chrysoteuchia culmella, Garden Grass Veneer. I did catch two well marked darts, which I think are White-lined - but they are very variable and similar to Coast Dart which I have never had before.

I found two curious darts, one larger than the other.

 






 And the two specimens separately.
I would be grateful for your opinions on these two moths.
The "teeth" on the outer crossline make me think they are White-line dart, but alternative opinions would be appreciated.

For some reason I could not convince the dashboard to present them side by side.
















I also found a small tortrix which looks like the Pine Leaf-mining moth, Clavigesta purdeyi.










2 comments:

  1. I`d agree with all your dets Adam. Nice photos too, esp of the small-sized Clavigesta. I had it once in a trap in woodland, just E of the B Pt harbour area, but my pic was rubbish.

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  2. Thank you Ian, yes it's a small tortrix, but well behaved!

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