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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Gelechid Confusion

This gelechid was in my actinic trap this morning:


For once I could put a name to it with reasonable confidence - Gelechia sororculella.  The confusion arose when I tried to find the species in Sam's Carms list.  It's supposed to be a common moth, but it didn't seem to be there.  Eventually I reasoned that because it has a non-standard Bradley number (802a) it might have been tagged on at the bottom of the list - and indeed it was.

A moth with similar features turned up in a trap on Sunday night, too, but the features were less clear-cut, and although I feel that it could be the same species I'm less confident about it:


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