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Thursday, 28 July 2011

July micros

First off, I'd like to thank Sean for keeping this blog alive! For me atleast, July hasn't really lived up to expectations in terms of numbers of moths, but temperatures have been starting to pick up this week, and I've been getting a bit more variety in the garden trap, mostly in the micro category.

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do, but for now here are some of the smaller moths which have been kicking about the garden in recent weeks...

Phyllonorycter comparella, a rare species found only in the vacinity of Poplars, but apparently quite widespread and not uncommon in north Surrey... typical!

Apple Leaf Miner (Lyonetia clerkella)- a very common species in the garden at the moment, with a leaf mine on just about every leaf on our crab apple tree...

Pammene regiana

Phyllonorycter kleemannella

Dichrorampha vancouverana

Coleophora albitarsella- unlike most Coleophora, this moth can be identified without dissection by the white legs and the antennae markings...

Despite being nationally scarce, and declining throughout its range, Recurvaria nanella can be one of the more common Gelechids in the garden trap when its placed near the apple tree...

Carpatolechia decorella

Argyresthia pruniella, I think. Identified from bonnetella by the angle of the stripe against the forewing, according to UKMoths... but I was never very good at Maths (plus I can't find a protractor small enough).

 Recurvaria leucatella

Epinotia ramella

Monopis crocicapitella

Monopis obviella

Agriphila geniculea

Catoptria pinella

Catoptria falsella

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