Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cherry bark tortrix

The weather has certainly been ideal for moth-ing with lots of people getting record catches. We had our best night ever in the garden on Monday night with nearly 200 moths in a Skinner trap with 30W actinic light. There were 59 different species. There were also lots of Ermine micro moths which we were unable to identify with any confidence, a beautiful Cherry bark tortrix and Dioryctria sp. which is probably Abietella given the published distribution map and the habitat, but comparisons with UKMoths and other web sites suggest it could be Sylvestrella.
Dioryctria sp. WL 15mm

Enarmonia formosana: Cherry bark tortrix

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