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Saturday, 5 October 2019

It was Tischeria...

I`ve only now (Saturday) had a chance to check the potential Tischeria ekebladella that I collected from two sites (the Sawdde Gorge at Pont-ar-llechau and Garnant in the Amman Valley) on Wednesday`s (2/10) leaf-mining outing - see my preceding blog below.

I`m happy to say, that after checking the Pont-ar-llechau larva, it seems to be Tischeria ekebladella (rather than the alternative sawfly`s Profenusa pygmaea dissimilar larva). The Garnant larva also matched Tischeria perfectly. So, it is pleasing to have a personal new moth and to also add two sites for this species in the county.

Above: top - my specimen from Pont-ar-llechau and, bottom, the larva from the UKflymines website. Below is the larva of Profenusa pygmaea from the British Leafminers website.

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