Tuesday 17 April 2012

Donacaula mucronellus

I was in the Museum yesterday for the dissection workshop, and in the course of searching for specimens for the trainees to dissect came across one of the Donacaula mucronellus specimens from Crymlyn Bog in 1996. I was not aware that a specimen taken at the time, and I confess I did not notice it in the list of specimens that Tony White circulated to me when the collection was being donated to the Museum. Anyway, I have now dissected that specimen and sadly it is in fact Donacaula forficella. This does unfortunately cast doubt on the other Donacaula mucronellus records from that time.

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