Thursday 24 July 2014

Caloptilia hemidactylella?

I caught a specimen of what appears to be this species in my garden last night. It looks like C betulicola but has distinct lines in the terminal cilia, which apparently is diagnostic for hemidactylella.

This is a very rare species but with several recent records in new areas of England. It would presumably be new for Wales.

Click to enlarge - ciliary lines clearly visible...but it will need dissecting to be sure.


  1. Very nice George!

    Another Jersey Tiger in my trap this morning, I'll post a pic later on...

  2. Still very provisional though Adam!

    Well done on the JT. If you get a nice pic I'll stick it on our BC Wales Facebook page.


  3. This turned out to be a summer generation falconipennella!