Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Moths 18th June 2013 - more micros

Another half decent haul in the trap but nothing new on the macro moth front so had to settle for a couple of new micros for the year.

As ever, loads of time spent peering down the microscope and looking on the internet trying to determine a correct id - probably! The wonderfully named "Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles" by Clifton & Wheeler is always a great resource too and is the best laid out moth guide available I believe http://www.angleps.com/books.php

 Hedya pruniana

The next moth derives it's scientific name from the whitish streak along the costa, or forewing edge. The larva feed on gorse, of which there is plenty around here.

Coleophora albicosta

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