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Friday, 5 July 2019

Queries in Pontyberem

Looking at earlier pics from this year I have just realised that the photo I had down as Red Twin-spot Carpet looks like the elusive red form of Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. Here are 3 for comparison.
Red Twin-spot Carpet. Gloucestershire. 2019

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. Glamorgan 2018

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet red form. Pontyberem 30 April 2019

A query from yesterday morning. Looks as if it ought to be a Bucculatrix but I can't find a match. Any thoughts anyone? Only about 4mm long.
Possible Bucculatrix sp. 4 July 2019


  1. Have a look at Jon Baker`s article on carpet i/d in Carms Moth Gp Newsl No 3 (see `newsletter archive` at top R-hand corner of page).
    As for your Bucculatrix, it has the fluffy head of that genus but...?
    I did consider Trifurcula, but the leg posture is different and it has white eye caps, also the rear wing shape is a bit different; size and general colouration is approx the same though.In truth, I don`t know!

  2. Thanks Ian.
    I've had a look at Trifurcula immundella but agree it's probably not that.
    I'll let you know if I get an answer anywhere.
    Thanks for the pointer to Jon's article.