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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

New garden micros.


A thin trap last night turned up a couple of micros I hadn't seen before.

The first is a very small Tortrix - I think it's Gypsomona dealbana - any ideas?
I also found a colourful Pyralid.














I believe this is Acrobasis advenella - look at the head colour!
 

5 comments:

  1. I had dealbana two years ago Adam, the wing apex had an orange-brown patch and the black mark mid-wing was a very prominent streak, but these features are probably quite variable and you may well be on the right track.

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    1. P.S. if you put Gypsonoma (not ..mona!) dealbana in the search facility my blog from 2018 comes up, there's a photo of my moth.

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  2. Oops, fat fingers. I googled it and noticed dealbana was quite variable, I do find the small tortrixes quite difficult.

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  3. Gypsonoma dealbana and G. sociana can be difficult to differentiate - one (sociana) has a white face and the other (dealbana) a cream/`dirty grey-white`face. Your moth is a tad worn but it does seem to have the basal patch angled as in dealbana. I had dealbana at Ffrwd last week.
    A good i/d book for such moths is: Bird Dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles by Jon Clifton & Jim Wheeler.

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  4. Thank you Ian, sounds like a suitable present for myself.

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