Friday 19 September 2014

Parc Slip

Successful night trapping last night - bit of rain but temperature didn't drop below 17 according to my thermometer. Over 40 species caught (inc. unidentified micros below...) with highlights for me Oak nycteoline (new species for me), flounced chestnut, black rustic and burnished brass with plenty of micro species including Ypsolopha parenthesella, Lathronympha strigana and Ebulea crocealis. As mentioned, there were a few I'm unsure of:
1.Eudonia sp.
2.Phyllonorycter messaniella?
3.Caloptilia robustella?
4.Argyresthia sp.

5.Not sure
6.Epinotia sp.?

Thanks for your help!


  1. 1. E angustea
    2. Yes
    3. Probably robustella not alchimiella but these often need dissecting.
    4. Think it's A. albistria but not 100% sure
    5. Ypsolopha scabrella
    6. Might be E. nisella but not 100% sure

  2. Thanks again George - much appreciated