Thursday, 26 June 2014

Micro moths, garden trap 24th June

Good to see a variety of micros showing up in the moth trap - Anania coronata; Anania hortulata; Mompha raschkiella; Pandemis cerasana; Cnephasia sp.; Cryptoblabes bistriga; Eudonia lacustrata; Chrysoteuchia culmella and these 2 which I just can't work out.  Any help gratefully received!

Micro 1 - Top view
Micro 1 - Side view
Micro 2 - Top view

Micro 2 - Side view


  1. Micro 2 looks like Bilberry Tortrix...not sure of 1...still working on it.

  2. I think you may be correct on Aphelia viburnana Ina. I also asked Dave Wilton who thought the same. The other remains a puzzle in my eyes. My mind keeps saying Udea prunalis, but I don't think it is. Not sitting correctly for that one.

  3. I think we are all agreed on the first one.
    Mecyna asinalis look like a prospect for the second one, if a little narrower in the wing, but would need the moth to be sure.
    It has been recorded N & S of here and the habitat is right. Is there any wild Madder around where you found it Sarah?

  4. I know it's more awkward that I don't keep the moths, so thanks for trying to ID from the photos. I'm happy with Aphelia virburnana for the second one but looks like the first one will stay as unknown. Ina, I have never seen any Wild Madder around here (but that's not to say there isn't any here). Out of interest, I'm finding lots of patches of Goldenrod on the Aberporth to Tresaith coastal path this year where I haven't noticed it before.