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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

VC 63 Sat 20th April 2019 - Garden Cosmet

Sat 20th April 2019 - Garden Cosmet

This little micro conveniently appeared on one of the windows  likely from work on adjacent garden were there has been a lot of dried Willowherb knocking about
Mompha spp for sure and a possibility of one confusion species - the distinct 4 spots near the base of the wings would point me Mompha subbistrigella as opposed toMompha sturnipennella . Size circa 5 - 7 mm very flighty towards light. Not particularly good imaging given the challenge pictured on window glass. 





Saturday, 20 April 2019

VC63 Garden Moths VC63 19th April 2019

Weather Warm 10 - Day 18 o C. Wind Still. Moon Full

Actinic 20 W

Ran trap from 9.00pm - 12.00 amVery slow but 3 species presented  one of each as follows

44.001 BF1288   Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla - FP Honeysuckle
73.249 BF2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica
73.242 BF2188   Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta

44.001 BF1288 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla


73.249 BF2190   Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica.


73.242 BF2188   Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta