Sunday 19 October 2014

.... and Two Micros

 We also caught these two micros.  The first I believe is Acleris sparsana.  The second I think is one of the family Blastobasidae - probably Blastobasis lacticolella.  Under the microscope we could see the strongly upcurved labial palps, the well developed tongue and the base of the antenna (scape) with a scaly tuft (pecten) but the antennae were quite short (well under the stated 2/3 length of the forewing).  Further advice would be appreciated.


Acleris sparsana (FL 10mm)

Blastobasis lacticolella (FL 9mm)

Top View


  1. A.sparsana looks good, but not sure I could say one way or the other about the worn one. I am back to 'the feel' of it again!! Have you still got it?

  2. Yes! I'll keep it for you.

  3. It looks a candidate for ustella


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