Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Micro moth identification


This unidentified micro which I posted on 17th April has been confirmed by Peter Hall as Eriocrania semipurpurella. The Eriocraniidae family of micros are very difficult to seperate as adults, as stated in Sterling and Parsons Field Guide. Identification required genitalia examination by Peter and he has supplied a photo of the results, if anyone is interested to see the details.

Peter is happy to help us with identification of micro moths. Send a photograph, date, size, location, and habitat to the e-mail address given in "contact us". Also retain the specimen for a day in case further examination is required.

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