Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tiny caller at Thrupp

This very small micro was on a window pane indoors this sunny lunchtime and got in a tremendous tizz when we opened the outside door and a breeze blew in. Am I right in thinking that it is a Carnation Tortrix, Cacoecimorpha pronubana?

At all events, it makes a pleasant change from the worthy but dull procession of Common Quakers and Clouded Drabs which have been holding nonconformist meetings in my eggboxes since I last posted, albeit much fewer in number during recent cold and foggy nights.

Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon.


  1. Looks good for C. pronubana to me.

  2. P.S. if you ever do find a Nonconformist at a meeting in your trap that would be an excellent record!

  3. Thanks as always - I so much enjoy and appreciate this blog. Not sure if trapping human nonconformists would be a good plan; as Andrew says, a big trap would be needed. But I hope to see one of the moth kind one day. Not that nonconformists have to be modest in their attire. My Dad was a Methodist local preacher but always reminded us that Catholics are also nonconformists, and they go for some nice colourful clerical garb. All warmest, Martin


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