Monday, 24 February 2014

Niditinea striolella

Whilst the weather is still a bit breezy and cool outside, I thought I'd leave recording to the eager stalwarts, whilst I carry on trying to complete my 2013 identifications. A nice one turned up the other day and it was Niditinea striolella. This is a small dull coloured Tineid, no doubt overlooked by most and the identification proved to be the second county record (Bucks), with the first being in that hot summer of 1976.
The label says Ashridge Estate, it was actually at Pitstone Common, near to the big memorial. The image shows the male bits. Peter Hall

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