Sorting this morning from last night's GMS session and came across this little beastie. I have a problem with this, because the nearest match I can find is Elegia similella which the books say is found only in the south of England. I'm obviously missing something ...... Help please.
The background grid is 2mm.
I wonder if it is Apomyelosis bistriatella?ReplyDelete
Could be Mark, leg colour looks right too.ReplyDelete
I did consider A bistriatella, but the white cross-line looked to be quite narrow, not broad as in this specimen. Would fit geographically though.ReplyDelete
Whatever it turns out to be, it will be a new moth for me.
Looks like Elegia to me - fabulous record!ReplyDelete
Agree, looks very much like White-barred Knot-horn (E. similella). According to the NBN Gateway on UK Moths, it could be a Welsh first. Nice catch.ReplyDelete
Can you hang on to it Howard? I think you are right and it would be a valuable specimen for the national collection.ReplyDelete
Thanks to all for your comments.ReplyDelete
Dave - I thought you'd say that ... so I still have the live moth in the fridge. What do you want me to do with it? ... bring it in?
If u out could bring it in to the office that would be great. I'm not in on Monday, but elaine should be there. I will be in on Tuesday.Delete