Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Parc Slip

I haven't been able to trap at Parc Slip recently but fortunately my colleague has picked up the baton and carrying on weekly trapping. Mostly poor catches but Lorna did catch our first ever Lime hawkmoth and white pinion-spotted last week and second ever red-necked footman.
Yesterday morning we had about 50 species with a few new for the year including lobster, small magpie, common swift, Elachista argentella and Pseudargyrotoza conwagana. These three micros I'm not sure of though. Thought the first might be Epinotia nisella/Zeiraphera isertana?
And is this Coleophora identifiable please??
Or this Gelechid?

Thank you in advance!


  1. The tort is Epinotia immundana I think.

    The Coleophora might be albicosta but it's very worn and would probably need dissecting to be sure.

    Not sure about the gelechiid - I always have to look these up in MBGBI VOl 4.