Sunday 5 May 2013

More variety, low numbers

Managed 20 species last night but only 53 moths in all. Best for me, as I've not seen it before, was the outrageously named Schreckensteinia festaliella, and almost as long-winded Semioscopis steinkellneriana. Also a single Eriocrania unimaculella (I think, but sangii does look very similar; any comments on that?)
Schreckensteinia festaliella

Semioscopis steinkellneriana

Eriocrania unimaculella


  1. Nice selection Chris, especially the Semioscopis, which appears a genuinely scarce micro. The E. sangii was gen.det. I agree yours looks similar, but I think unless confirmed looking at critical characters, these are best left undetermined.

    1. Thanks Barry. I shall have to look into getting a microscope next!

  2. I was just about to ask how there Eriocrania were being determined! I wouldn't accept the record without dissection.