Monday, 4 June 2018

New from Talbot Green

Things are definitely picking up here, with some interesting micros among them. First was Nematopogon pilella - the first modern record of this species, one of the smaller brown longhorn moths, with metallic forewings and a white face. Almost certainly over looked, but nice nonetheless. This one was found indoors by my wife.
At the moth trap, was the rather lovely Spuleria flavicaput - a species I saw a couple of times back in 1995 but this is the first record this millenium.

And nearly ignore in the moth trap was a really grotty looking Argyresthia, which on closer examination wasn't actually grotty just pretty plain, and appears to be either Argyresthia glabratella or laevigatella.

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