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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Another Maenol Mini Micro

Thursday night produced three moths of particular interest amongst a hoard of others which were of very little interest, but got recorded anyway (81 LYUs, for example).  Firstly, a small gelechid which I believe to be Bryotropha affinis:

I'm indebted to a fellow Facebook Group subscriber for pointing me in the right direction for this one.

The next I managed on my own, the crambid Anania crocealis which I've seen only once before, in 2014; and finally a mystery moth which I think is a tortricid, vivid in colour but short on scales which might have revealed some markings - or possibly not.  Anyway, the shape seems quite distinctive so someone might recognise it:

                 Anania crocealis                              Mystery Moth

Sorry Adam, you might have promised not to post affinis again, but I haven't - and it's a first for me!


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    1. This is your boring micro! Maybe the mystery is Clepsis consimilana.

  2. I don't know what's going on, Adam, you seem to have removed a comment and reinstated it! Never mind, thank you for responding, I never did think that affinis was boring but there are a number of dark, speckled gelechids so I was pleased to have confirmation. You may well be right about consimiliana, it was on the short-list of possibilities for my ginger moth, another was Light Brown Apple Moth. I've not recorded either species here.