Friday 4 May 2012

Rhoose Point

Just 7 species last night, including Treble Bar, Purple Bar, Elachista argentella, Eudonia angustea and the rather nondescript moth below.  At first I thought it might be a Case-bearing Clothes Moth, but the curved pointy things (labial palps???) suggest probably not.   I think it may be one of the Anomologinae, but I'm not sure.  Can anyone help with this one?


  1. Dave, I doubt it is N ericetella on the basis that the specimen has no markings whatsoever (which I suppose should be an identifying feature in itself!) even when viewed through a hand lens.

    I'm now wondering if it might be a Scrobipalpa?

  2. I think it's probably a Gelechiid, but wouldn't like to say beyond that without dissecting it.

  3. OK. Thanks for taking a look!