Friday 25 July 2014

Parc Slip Wednesday night

Another trap full of lively moths awaited me yesterday morning, as did a family of far-too-keen robins...over 400 moths of 100 species with 75 macro species. Highlights were chocolate-tip, oak hook-tip, chinese character, leopard moth, double kidney, blue-bordered carpet, small rufous, beautiful hook-tip, diamond-backed moth, ruby tiger and tawny-barred angle (both versions). Many micro species too - without Paul's help this week i had to ignore the many, many scoparines I'm afraid but i have quite a few for id below (apologies for how many there are but I hate letting any go unidentified (apart from the scoparines...)
1. Acleris comariana??

2. Agonopterix sp.

3. Ampblypilia punctidactyla?

4. Caloptilia sp.

5. Caloptilia sp.

6. Epinotia sp.?

7. Elachista sp.?

8. Mompha propinquella?
9. Epinotia sp.?


  1. 1. Could just be laterana, would need dissecting to be sure.
    2. Not sure
    3. Yes
    4. Looks like C betulicola/elongella
    5. C robustella I think
    6. Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana
    7. Phyllonorycter sp
    8. Yes
    9. E. nisella


  2. I agree with George except 2 = Agonpterix angelicella.

  3. Ah yes, that's the one, thanks Dave. I was being too lazy to look in the books.