Tuesday 24 July 2012

Rhoose last night pt 2

71 species last night, which I think is the highest total for the garden record!
Highlights included another Recurvaria leucatella and first appearance for the year for Cochylis roseana. New to the garden record include Twin-spot Carpet, Meal Moth, Codling Moth, Pandemis heparana, Clouded Border, and the moth below, which I hope is a Brussels Lace but have popped the pic up just to be sure. Certainly the size is right.
Brussels Lace??
Dave, I also have a tiny (4mm long max) moth from last night which is so small I can't get a useable photo of it with my camera. It's metallic silvery black with white markings on it, and very distinctive fluffy black labial palps or scales on its head. I can't find a match, but if I were guessing I would say it might be one of the Tineidae perhaps from the body shape. It would be interesting to know what it is as I have not seen one before. Would you like to have a look if I post it to you? No problem if you don't have time, just let me know.

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