Saturday 31 May 2014

cork moth and carpatolechia proximella

nemapogon cloacella, the cork moth, feeds on fungi. i caught this one flying around an old woodpile; it also comes to light-traps. the previous evening, i put my trap among alders and caught two carpatolechia proximella, which feeds on alder and birch. there are some similarish species, not all included in sterling et al.'s field guide, but a well-marked individual like this one is distinctive.
cork moth
carpatolechia proximella

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