Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Parc Slip

Trapped again here on monday night - minimum temperature of 14 overnight so a decent catch despite the rain. The second ever white pinion-spotted was a highlight as were more least black arches which seem to be having a good year, lesser swallow prominent, brimstone, poplar hawkmoth, brown silver-line, clouded border, clouded silver and scalloped hazel were all new for the year and there was a selection of micros too...Epinotia immundana, Digitivalva pulicariae, Depressaria daucella, Parornix sp. and these which I'm not 100% sure of:
1. Elachista argentella?
2. ?

3. ?

4. ? Apologies for poor photo - it wouldn't stay still...


  1. 1 looks ok for E.argentella. 3 looks like E. rufocinerea. See my pic from Merthyr mawr on Sunday.

  2. And 4 is probably E. canapennella again. 2 is horrible!

  3. Thanks both - I thought 2 was pretty grotty but my ocd side can't let any escape without attempting to identify them...