Thursday, 5 September 2013

Unusual micro


I sent this little fellow off to Peter Hall who has returned with the id based on genitalia :Phyllonorychter ulmifoliella, a male leaf miner whose wing length was all of 3.5mm.  Amazing to be able to handle something so small especially as I had decapitated it in the photo shoot and the only complete part was in fact its abdomen.
According to the map on the website for leaf miners there is only one place where it has been found in Cere, yes you guessed: top left hand corner!
This was caught in my garden on 1st Sept so obviously there is a lot of recording to be done in the micro division.

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