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Thursday, 5 August 2021

Epinotia nisella

 Last night produced a mere 31 moths of 21 species. One of these was a new Tortrix, Epinotia nisella.


They are a variable species, but this individual is quite striking.

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  1. c.f. my E.cinereana on 1 August, very similar markings but without the rich brown colouration which makes E.nisella a much prettier moth!

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    1. To be honest, if my specimen was less well marked, I would have been clueless. The Epinotia "shoulder tabs" are quite distinctive though.

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