Last night I trapped at Pwll Waun Cynon nature reserve, just down the valley from my home. It was a reasonably good night, with temperatures higher than forecast, but also breezier than forecast, so the species count was limited to the mid sixties.
Of particular note were my first ever Poplar Grey and the second Blackneck for the site, proving that they are breeding there. This makes the reserve the only site outside of the vale and Gower to have records of this species.
I have been puzzling all day over two micros, which look really identifiable, but have finally got me stumped.
I at first thought this was Eidophasia messingiella, but it lacked the scales on the lower parts of the antennae. Could it be that the scales had worn off?
There were two of these and they were identical, but I have been completely unable to find an exact match for it. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.