Saturday, 18 July 2015

Micros

 I wondered whether this micro could be a Holly Tortrix (FL 6.5mm) in view of its apical wing crease but would appreciate further expertise.  Also attached is a photo of one of the Oegoconia species as Simon caught recently.  I assume that identification to species level would require dissection and I still have the moth if Peter would like it.

Carolyn






4 comments:

  1. Rhopobota naevana is more creased than this one. This sits like an Epinotia and I think it might be abbreviana. If you want the Oegoconia id'd, then yes, keep it for me please. And the Epinotia too if Ina isn't sure.

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    1. Many thanks Peter. I will hand them both on to Ina for perusal / hand over. I do find these little ones difficult!!
      Carolyn.

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    2. Agree with Peter, it does look like E.abbreviana. In view of the fact we have no 'confirmed' record of this moth please put it in the freezer with the Oegoconia. I can pick it up in a couple of weeks.
      Trying to send a pick of Holly Tort Carolyn, will email it.
      Ina

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  2. Many thanks Ina.- received!
    Carolyn.

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